KARACHI: The anti smuggling organization (ASO) of MCC Preventive Karachi has seized large quantity of betel nut worth Rs3.13 million.

Information was received through Collector Preventive Dr. Iftikhar that attempt would be made to transport betel nut into the city. Deputy Collector Mohammad Faisal tightened the vigilance and during the course a suspected truck was intercepted near Ghani Chowrangi area.

The detailed examination of the vehicle found bags of betel nuts hidden under the bags of dry coriander seeds. The goods have been seized and investigations are under way.

The Customs Preventive is keeping strict vigilance on the movement of smuggled goods into the city and movement of smuggled goods from Quetta to Karachi have been curtailed to a maximum extent, an official said adding now the smuggled goods were finding way in Karachi from Punjab.