MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization and police joined hands for mutual cooperation in order to curb smuggling from the region.
Multan Customs Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar held a special meeting with the City Police Officer (CPO) Imran Mehmood in Customs office. The meeting between Multan Customs and City Police was conducted in an encouraging atmosphere and discussed the crucial areas of cooperation to curb smuggling. Assistant Collector (Headquarter) Omer Bin Zafar briefed City Police Officer that smuggling cause a severe damage to local trade and economy.
Both the authorities of Multan Customs and City Police Officer stressed upon the need to increase mutual cooperation in controlling movements of smugglers and their ways to curb smuggling.
Sources told that Multan Customs needs support of law enforcement agencies in order curb smuggling in the region. Collector told them that we cannot eliminate any evil from the society without the local support of their people so Customs also needs cooperation of various law enforcement agencies including local Police to get better results in their anti-smuggling drive.
The collector expressed that increased coordination between both departments required at the moment to fill the bridge of communication for timely action in order to curtail smuggling from region. Smugglers are operating in the cities and they have established their secret warehouses for delivering of non-customs paid goods in the south Punjab markets. Multan Customs has tightened up the noose against smugglers due to their aggressive crack downs in Jurisdiction.
City Police Officer Imran Mehmood ensured his full cooperation to Multan Customs and informed that Police will exchange relevant information regarding smugglers for restricting the movement of smuggled items in the Region.