160 NATO Containers Seized in Karachi By Custom Authorities
KARACHI: Custom authorities on Friday seized over 160 shipping containers during a raid in Mauripur area of the metropolis.
According to our reporter, the empty containers were meant to transport equipment used by Nato and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stationed in Afghanistan back to Karachi port.
Chief Collector Custom says all the containers were found empty and an investigation is underway to ascertain the fate of equipment.
He said 162 shipping containers were seized in a raid at a warehouse in Mauripur area of the city and an 11-member team has been set up to investigate the matter. He said the warehouse has been sealed.
Nato and ISAF forces led by US invaded Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11 terrorist attack in the United States.
The international forces have since been maintaining its presence in Afghanistan in a bid to establish peace in the war torn country.