KARACHI: The campaign of the Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) against the smuggling of betel nuts is going on full swing during which several tons of betel nuts have been recovered after successful raids at the entry and exit points of the metropolis along with railways routes.
Customs Preventive ASO Headquarters Deputy Collector Muhammad Faisal received authentic information regarding the presence of the smuggled betel nuts along with other contraband items worth millions of rupees in a market situated near the area of Saddar.
A team, under the supervision of Deputy Collector Muhammad Faisal, conducted a successful raid at the Joriya Market Godown.
During the search of the Joriya Market, the team of the Customs Preventive’s Anti Smuggling Organization found several sacs of contraband items dumped and hidden in the secret places of the godown.
All the sacs were examined thoroughly and the team estimated one thousand and twenty six sacs containing 48,075 kilograms smuggled betel buts worth Rs12,787,950, along with ten cartons containing 442,000 pouches weighting 884 kilograms betel buts worth Rs6,405,000.
Customs Preventive ASO has registered the case and an FIR has been lodged as per Customs Act whereas further investigations are underway.
Deputy Collector Muhammad Faisal said that the Customs Preventive ASO is committed to root out menace of smuggling and the team is committed to take action against the culprits involved in the smuggling activities.