Anti-Smuggling Organization recovers 6,000 kg smuggled betel nuts, lakhs of cigarettes
KARACHI: The Anti-Smuggling Organization on Sunday raided a warehouse in Karachi and recovered more than 6,000 kilogram smuggled betel nuts and lakhs of cigarettes, ARY News reported.
More than 140,000 packets of cigarettes worth Rs2.2 million and betel nuts worth Rs1.1 million were recovered during the raid in Shershah area.
Deputy Collector Customs Mohammed Faisal said two suspects were also arrested from the warehouse.
On March 13, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in a major operation at Makran Coast in Balochistan had seized the largest haul of liquor.
The PMSA personnel had conducted a raid near Makran Coast at a boat seizing more than 65,000 liquor bottles of over Rs. 400 million worth, which were being smuggled to Pakistan by sea, an official said.
Director General Maritime Security Rear Admiral Muhammad Zaka-ur-Rehman had said that the PMSA staff, on secret information, conducted raid at a boat in the night between March 11 and 12. The boat was arrived from a Gulf port to Makran Coast.
The PMSA officials had found over 65,000 liquor bottles and cans of bear in the launch.
Seven accused were also arrested during the raid. The arrested men are Pakistani national, according to the D.G. Maritime Security.