Karachi: In a major crackdown against smuggled goods, a joint operation conducted by Collector Enforcement Karachi Basit Abbasi, Additional Collector Dawood Pirzado, and Deputy Collector Raza Naqvi resulted in the seizure of approximately 20 tonnes of foreign origin furnishing fabric. The operation, carried out in collaboration with 33 Wing of the Sindh Rangers and the Sindh Police, took place in the early hours of today at Light House, Karachi.

The clandestine operation had evaded payment of leviable duties and taxes, but vigilant authorities were able to intercept the illegal consignment. The fabric, valued at approximately Rs. 100 million, was loaded onto a fleet of vehicles, including 5 Mazda Trucks, 3 Shehzore Trucks, and 6 Suzuki Pickups. The entire haul has been transported to the Collectorate’s warehouse for detailed examination and further legal proceedings.

Assistant Collector Shahzad Ali supervised the operation, which led to the arrest of two individuals involved in the smuggling ring.

The raiding team comprising Preventive Officers Saqlain Chadhar, Ali Hussain Baloch, SPS Habib Meo and others.

An FIR has been lodged against the culprits in the Customs Court, marking a significant victory in the fight against illicit trade.

The Government of Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to curbing smuggling and protecting the nation’s economy remains steadfast. Authorities continue to work tirelessly to dismantle criminal networks and ensure that smugglers face the full force of the law.