KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) recovered huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts and arrested two culprits on the spot. The raid was conducted with the help of Maripur Police Station.
According to the details, on 29.12.2018, Deputy Collector Headquarters Muhammad Faisal constituted a team to conduct a raid over the information of betel nuts smuggling through land route.
During the operation, the staff beefed up 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 near Maripur Police Station and followed the procedure of customs to inquire regarding the legal documents and carried out the search of all kinds of luggage carriers.
During the search, three Mazda trucks were intercepted by the team of the ASO. A complete search of the said Mazda vehicles were carried out and during the checking, the staff found several assorted bags of the betel nuts.
Sources informed Customs Today that value of the recovered assorted bags of the betel nuts 55,800 kilograms along with vehicle is Rs10.9 million in the market.
During the raid, two culprits were arrested and a case was filed them to start further investigation.