Betel nuts worth Rs70m seized in Karachi raids

The Customs Department on Friday claimed to have seized a large quantity of betel nuts worth Rs70 million during raids in Karachi’s SITE area.


A spokesperson for the department said that as many as 1,920 gunny bags and 200 cartons containing sweet supari (betel nuts) weighing 6,000 kilogrammes were seized during a raid.


The estimated worth of the seizure was Rs54 million. In a second raid, 358 bags containing 13,00 kilogrammes of betel nuts worth Rs15.3 million were seized.