KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive has foiled a bid of pilfering 3 Nato containers at Port Qasim area.
Sources said that four burglar s tried to steal the goods from Nato containers, parked in the yard of a private company namely Water Links. On a tip-off, a team of MCC Preventive raided the yard of the private company and arrested all four accused persons.
MCC Preventive Collector S M Tariq Huda told Customs Today that the accused ripped off the base of the containers while the seal was intact and taken way the goods from the containers.
The MCC Preventive Collector further informed this scribe that the Customs officials have recovered bumpers of cars, American automobile parts, wooden platys and sand bags from the possession of the accused while further investigation is underway.
To a query, Huda said that the Pakistan Customs has also contacted the Nato officials in the United States in order to find whether it was a first attempt of stealing goods from Nato containers or the officials concerned have earlier received the bags filled with sand in their containers.
“We are conducting investigation in different dimensions with a view to reach the optimum level into the matter”, Huda added.
It is pertinent to mention here that it was a first case of stealing Nato containers at Port Qasim.
Sources said that staff of the private company was allegedly involved in stealing the items from Nato containers, adding that the driver of one of the containers among the arrested accused.