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Customs Port Qasim foils bid to smuggle betel nuts

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs team apprehended huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts after a successful raid at Port Muhammad Bin Qasim (PQA) worth Rs14.5 million

According to the details,  during examination of suspected unclaimed containers at Port Qasim, betel nuts have been recovered from a container bearing registration no: APHU-7116257 and customs team carried out its complete search.

During the search, it is surfaced that huge quantities of smuggled betel nuts have been secretly placed in the shampoo drums.

The said container was loaded from Indonesia with declared description of shampoo base in the big drums in which huge quantity of betel nuts was kept.

The source further stated that out of total one hundred and sixty drums weighing twenty five metric ton smuggled betel nuts were found in one hundred and forty drums which were sealed exactly like shampoo base drums.

The approx quantity of betel nuts is calculated to twenty metric tons which is said to be the huge quantity whereas the smuggled betel nuts stand at Rs14.5 million of in the market. The investigation has been started and the case has been filed against the heinous crime.

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