Customs drug cell aims at fighting narcotics smuggling

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At the request of the Pakistani government, specifically the Pakistani Customs Drug Enforcement Cell, Karachi, the US Department of Defence is funding the construction of a “Customs Tactical Command and Operations Center” based at Karachi airport. “Our joint goal is to support the fight against narcotics smuggling,” says a press statement issued by the US Embassy on Thursday. “This project, in accordance with the Government of Pakistan’s requested specifications, consists of the design and construction of two new buildings for the Pakistani Customs’ Drug Enforcement Cell: 1) an administrative building that will serve as an operations center for Pakistani Customs personnel to exchange information concerning drug smuggling activity and 2) six guard posts to help screen airport cargo at the airport tarmac entrance gates,” it read further.