KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has seized a large quantity of smuggled betel nut and lodged an FIR against the driver of transportation vehicle and others to be ascertained during the investigation.

Information was passed through Director Yaqoob Mako to Additional Director Rana Tasleem regarding movement of smuggled betel nut from Sakran to Karachi.

Deputy Director Rana Aftab formed a team of ASO led by Intelligence Officer Muhammad Sadiq to thwart the attempt.

The suspected dumper truck was spotted and stopped at Gul Bhai, Karachi. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Farzand Ali. The dumper was loaded with crush stone.

Cursory search led to recovery of betel nut concealed under the crush stone. The driver could not provide any documents to prove legal possession of the goods.

The goods have been seized and FIR is lodged. Investigation is underway.