KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has seized large quantity of smuggled betel nut (Areca) worth Rs18.06 million. [the_ad id=”31605″]Information was received through Director Irfan Jawaid that attempt would be made to transport smuggled betel nut from Baluchistan to Karachi. Additional Director Ali Zaman Gardezi tightened the vigilance and formed a team headed by Principal Appraiser Syed Irshad Ali Shah to foil the attempt.
Subsequently, a truck was spotted near Hub Check Post, which was signaled to stop, but the driver drove on. Customs staff chased the truck and took under custody, the driver however managed to escape.
The vehicle was examined and led to recovery of large quantity of smuggled betel nut. Since no one came to claim the goods, the same were seized. Investigations are underway.