KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has foiled a bid to smuggle a huge quantity of electronic items worth Rs 160 million during a crackdown here.
According to the details, an authentic information was received by the Director General of Directorate General Customs I&I Shaukat Ali regarding the smuggling of the electronic items.
Reacting to the information, the director general shared the details with the Director Custom I&I who constituted a team under the supervision of Senior Intelligence Officer Akmal Hashmi.
Along with the leads, the senior intelligence officer conducted a raid on Mai Kolachi Road and apprehended a Sialkot-bound container. The officers of the ASO carried out complete search of the container.
During the search, the officer recovered 15,000 cellular phones, tablets, LED satellite receivers along with other valuable electronic items worth Rs 160 million and arrested two suspects, Junaid and Adnan. The sources informed Customs Today that during the raid the customs officers also recovered weapons worth millions of rupees.
The recovered cellular phones, tablets and LED satellite receivers along with other electronics items have been taken into the custody and the case has been registered against the heinous crime whereas further investigations are underway.
The Director General of Directorate General Customs Intelligence and investigation (I&I) Shaukat Ali was later informed regarding the mega seizure on which he appreciated the timely response and performance of the team of the Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO).