KARACHI: Anti-smuggling organization (ASO) of MCC Preventive Karachi has seized 3,100 KG of betel nuts from a passenger bus.

Information was received through Collector MCC Preventive Dr. Iftikhar about the movement of smuggled contraband through passenger buses. Additional Collector Aamir Theim and Deputy Collector tightened the monitoring of inter-city passenger buses.

Subsequently, they intercepted a bus (Al-Mahmood Coach) at Toll Plaza Northern By Pass. After physical examination of the bus, Betel nuts weighing 3100 KG concealed/hidden in the false ceiling/cavities, were recovered. The value of seized smuggled Betel nuts is to the tune of Rs0.79 million while the value of seized bus is Rs4.0 million approximately.

ASO MCC Preventive Karachi in another operation also recovered around 450 KG of betel nut from two different buses namely Millat coach and Kohistan coach at Moachko Choke point.