KARACHI: Anti-smuggling Organization (ASO) of MCC Preventive Karachi has lodged an FIR against several persons for possession of smuggled betel nut and sweet Supari made thereof.
Information was passed through Collector Saquif Saeed to the effect that a container stuffed with foreign origin betel nuts was arriving from Port Qasim area and would pass from SITE area for unloading in a factory situated in SITE Area.
Additional Collector Haroon Waqar Malik formed a team headed by the Deputy Collector Muhammad Asim Awan and comprising Superintendent Jamal Zia and IPS Iftikhar Hasan was constituted to foil the atternpt and intercept the said truck load.
The Customs team reached the spot and mounted surveillance at the identified place. Suspected vehicle was subsequently spotted, which entered in a factory M/s. Kiran Food Products.
Following formalities, the Customs team entered into the premises and found huge quantity of PP Bags and cartons containing Crushed Betel Nuts and Sweet Supan lying dumped.
Persons present in the premises failed to produce any documents and stated that Malik Abdul Ghani and Hussain were the owners of the premises.
As no one came to claim the ownership of the goods, the same were lodged against Muhammad Amin, Khan Nawab (persons present at the premises); Malik Abdul Ghani and Hussain. Investigations are underway.