KARACHI: Pakistan Customs Anti smuggling Organization (ASO) has started an investigation against the smuggled huge quantity of betel nuts which was recovered in three different raids worth Rs 50 million.
According to the details, Pakistan Customs has taken custody of recovered smuggled huge quantity of betel nuts, apprehended in three separate raids conducted by the district west police over the authentic information passed by the informer.
Police Station Site B conducted first raid on a godown No C\12 situated on plot no F-53 Small Industry hub river road and apprehended two trucks loaded with contraband items. After the search, it was surfaced that both the trucks no JZ-4399 and truck no JZ-4399JY-8689 were loaded with smuggled 490 betel nuts bags.
Second raid was also conducted at the same Site B area at another godown of Small Industry hub River road in which 590 smuggled betel nuts bags recovered which were taken into the custody.
Third raid was also conducted at the authentic information passed by the informer over which a Suzuki was intercepted at Siemens Chowrangi situated at Korangi Industrial area in which two culprits along with hundreds of bags of smuggled betel nuts were recovered.
In three seizures, 1080 bags of smuggled betel nuts were recovered along with two culprits. All the recovered betel nuts bags are equal to more than six tons worth 50 millions of rupees in the market.
Pakistan Customs Anti smuggling Organization (ASO) has started the investigation against the recovered huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts and separate cases have also been lodged.