KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive foiled a bid to smuggle huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts and Indian origin Gutka worth millions of rupees in a successful raid at Super Highway.
According to the details, on a tip-off from higher authorities, the Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Headquarters Muhammad Faisal constituted a team to beef up the security and surveillance at the entry and exit points of the city against the illegal activities of the smugglers.
The team of ASO checked several vehicles at the Super Highway and followed the procedure of customs to inquire regarding the legal documents and carried out the search.
During the search, the staff of the ASO team intercepted a 12 wheeler truck bearing registration no: TKC-335 and asked the driver to provide legal documents. On inquiry, the driver stated the crush stone is present in the vehicle.
On the suspicion, the said 12 wheeler truck was thoroughly checked as one of the vehicle bearing registration no: KV-5995 was also accompanied and during the search the ASO staff found several sacks of smuggled Betel Nuts hidden under the layer of the crust stone and four culprits are also busted.
The team of the ASO filed the case whereas further investigations are still underway.