KARACHI: Anti-Smuggling Organization of the Collectorate of Customs Enforcement, Karachi intercepted a Hino trolley loaded with 33,950 kgs of smuggled betel nuts near Metrowell bridge, SITE Area Karachi. The total amount of seizure is 57.24 million.

Similarly, an afghan export cargo was seized in which under the cover load of apricots, 4,500 kgs of betel nuts was concealed. The total amount of seizure was Rs25.15 million.

Similarly, 02 buses and a Hiace vehicle were successfully chased and intercepted in the month of August. 8,180 kgs betel nuts was recovered from them. The total amount of these seizures were Rs49.7 million.

Total such seizures of Rs 132.10 were made in a month.

In the renewed crackdown against smuggled betel nuts, all the available data is being utilized to tighten the noose around the mafia of smuggled betel nuts.

On the directives of Collector Preventive Feroz Alam Junejo, Additional Collector Umar Shafique and Assistant Collector Shafiullah, the new tactics and mode of concealments are being hacked and across the board action is being planned against the smuggling in the city of lights.

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