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ASO recovers huge quantity of cellular phones, tablets worth Rs 13.2m

ASO recovers huge quantity of cellular phones, tablets worth Rs 13.2m

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has foiled bids to smuggle a huge quantity of electronic items from the city.

According to details, Director General of I&I Shaukat Ali received authentic information regarding smuggling of electronic items in a huge quantity.

Reacting to the information, the DG shared the details with the Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation who constituted a team under the supervision of Senior Intelligence Officer Akmal Hashmi.

Hashmi conducted two raids, the one at First Cargo and the other at Shalimar Cargo Service at the Karachi Railway Station, and recovered a huge quantity of cellular phones. The alleged consignments were to be sent to different parts of the country.

In first raid, Hashmi and his team recovered 261 cellular phones and tablets. In the second raid, he recover ed 355 cellular phones, tablets and Mac Books worth Rs 13.2 million.

The recovered cellular phones, tablets and Mac Books have been taken into the custody and the case has been registered against the suspects.

The Director General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Shaukat Ali was later informed regarding the mega seizure on which he appreciated the timely response and performance of the officers of the Anti Smuggling  Organization (ASO).