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ASO blasts betel nuts smuggling move, apprehends another consignment

ASO blasts betel nuts smuggling move, apprehends another consignment

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive’s Anti-Smuggling Organization’s (ASO) crackdown against smuggling of contraband items specially the betel nuts gets momentum.

According to the details, the staff of ASO has busted another huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts consignment worth million or rupees.

Deputy Collector Customs Headquarters Muhammad Faisal reacting over the secret information regarding the smuggling of the contraband items, constituted a team to conduct a raid at the City Railway Station.

Supervising the team of the Customs Preventive ASO, Deputy Collector Customs Headquarters Muhammad Faisal directed to conduct a complete search a luggage train that departed from Lahore for Karachi.

The team of the ASO during the search found a bogey of the luggage train full of sacs containing smuggled betel nuts worth million of rupees. After completing the seizure, the apprehended several sacs of smuggled betel nuts were weighted which was calculated to fifteen thousand kilograms.

Along with the several sacs of the smuggled betel nuts, the team also recovered Indian gutka. The seizure is said to be the third in recent days that resulted confining contraband items in huge quantity. The case against the smuggling has been lodged and investigation has been started.

It’s is worth mentioning here that two days back, the team of Customs Preventive ASO also conducted a raid at the same city station and recovered huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts consignment from a train that arrived Karachi from Multan after which the staff of the ASO kept an eagle eye to avoid smuggling.

Deputy Collector Customs Headquarters Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan Customs is committed and working round-the-clock to apprehend the smuggling and to restrict activities of the smugglers causing billions of rupees financial loss the country whereas crackdown against the betel nuts smugglers will get momentum and the smugglers will be failed in every plan to smuggle betel nuts or other contraband items.