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Director Customs I&I Yaqoob Mako seizes smuggled goods worth Rs200m in joint operation with Karachi Police

Director Customs I&I Yaqoob Mako seizes smuggled goods worth Rs200m in joint operation with Karachi Police

KARACHI: In a joint operation Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Customs Intelligence and Investigation and Karachi Police recovered huge quantity of smuggled goods from warehouses in Yusuf Goth.

Director I&I Karachi Yaqoob Mako in coordination with Additional IG Police Ghulam Nabi Memon planned a massive crackdown on warehouses in Yusuf Goth. A team headed by Deputy Director Saad Rabbani was formed, while SSP West Fida Hussain and SP Baldia Shahla Qureshi provided all assistance to the ASO team. A large contingent of Police and ASO I&I Karachi led by Superintendent Sikandar Khanzada cordoned off the area to avoid any law and order situation.

Sources said several warehouses were raided in a 12-hour long operation under the supervision of Deputy Director Saad Rabbani, and smuggled worth Rs200 million were recovered. The goods included 7 dump trucks load of betel nut, 3 dump trucks load of Indian gutka, 2 dump truck loads of Irani origin dry milk, 2 dump trucks load of cloth, cigarettes and tyres.

It may be mentioned here the Customs Director I&I Yaqoob Mako and Additional IG Ghulam Nabi Memon have decided to speed up drive against smuggling following PM Imran Khan’s orders and they have launched raids in Yusuf Goth and other areas for this purpose. Yusuf Goth is the dumping ground where smuggled goods brought from Quetta via passenger buses, pick-ups and other private vehicles are brought and dumped for further distribution in the country.