KARACHI: In a significant crackdown on smuggling activities, the Karachi Customs Enforcement has seized a large cache of foreign-origin medicines, valued at approximately Rs. 250 million. The operation was conducted under the guidance of Mr. Basit Maqsood Abbasi, the Collector of Customs Enforcement, who has been actively directing efforts to combat the influx of illicit drugs into the city.

Acting on reliable intelligence, the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of the Collectorate of Customs Enforcement carried out a raid on a warehouse located on Altaf Hussain Road. The operation, led by Syed Muhammad Raza Naqvi, Deputy Collector of Customs, resulted in the recovery of various high-end medications, including brands such as Viagra, Cialis, Centrum, Bortesam, and Xeleac, originating from countries like the USA, KSA, India, and France.

The seized goods, listed as smuggled and contraband assorted high-end medicines, were found in a godown situated at Office No. 102 & 304, Fakhruddin Manzil. The authorities have taken legal action under Section 168 of the Customs Act, 1969, issuing notices and lodging an FIR against one individual, Mr. Muhammad Adam, who has been arrested in connection with the case.

The Collector of Customs Enforcement lauded the diligent efforts of the ASO team and emphasized the need for continued vigilance and enhanced performance through strategic planning and teamwork. This successful operation marks a significant step in the ongoing battle against the smuggling of contraband medicines into Karachi.