The Karachi police successfully thwarted a brazen attempt to smuggle a staggering Rs9.6 million worth of Iranian diesel into the heart of the city on Sunday.
This remarkable interception took place during a meticulously executed operation in Orangi Town, where law enforcement officers seized an oil tanker packed with a massive cargo of 31,000 liters of contraband Iranian diesel, all estimated at the same jaw-dropping value.
The perpetrators behind this audacious smuggling attempt, identified as Muhammad Qasim and Muhammad Yaseen, found themselves in the iron grip of the law as they were swiftly apprehended. Following their capture, the duo was promptly handed over to the vigilant Pakistan Customs authorities.
This daring operation comes on the heels of a directive from Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, who, during a high-profile meeting, issued stern instructions to customs authorities and law enforcement agencies. The focus of these directives is crystal clear: intensify efforts to combat the rampant smuggling of a range of essential commodities, including sugar, petroleum products, urea, agricultural items, and more.
The city of Karachi breathes a sigh of relief as its valiant police force continues to stand as an unwavering sentinel against the tide of illicit activities. The battle against smuggling rages on, and the forces of law and order remain steadfast in their resolve.