Karachi: 15 arrested in raid on gutka factory
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Roshan Ali Shaikh, during a meeting with a delegation at his office on Thursday, revealed that 15 persons had been arrested during a raid on a factory. Officials have also seized 45 kilograms of gutka, two sacks of tobacco, one gallon of chemicals and different forms of katha from the factory.
He said that, keeping in line with the strict action being taken against the sale of gutka, the factory was sealed after the police confiscated the illegal substances. Shaikh said that an assistant commissioner and a first-class magistrate conducted the raid on the factory on Wednesday night. The commissioner said that both the federal and the provincial cabinets had already approved measures against the sale and use of gutka. He cited a survey which stated that 75 percent of 100,000 people living in Ibrahim Hyderi were addicted to gutka.