KARACHI: The Anti- Smuggling Organization (ASO) of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has busts a huge quantity of betel nuts weighting 612 tons worth million of rupees .
According to the details, on the tip off, an ASO team raided the SITE area and seized betel nuts. Source informed Customs Today that on the directive of the higher authorities the ASO has beefed up its surveillance and has increased the checking at all entry and exit points of the city whereas the blanket of the informers has been spread within the city.
The team constituted under the supervision of Intelligence Officer (IO) Saif Hashmi raided a godown situated at the SITE area and seized 8,000 bags filled with betel nuts worth approximately Rs 1.5 billion in the market.
The sources informed that betel nuts are in sub-standard quality and was stored along time ago. The source further informed that the police had started a crackdown against the Gutka mafia and the stated betel nuts were kept to be sold after the increased in demand.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) officers have registered the case and has started the investigation against the owner of the betel nuts.