Passengers Traveling to Turkiye to be Stopped from Carrying Areca Nuts/Challiya

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Passengers Traveling to Turkiye to be Stopped from Carrying Areca Nuts/Challiya

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has advised airlines/ground handling agents working at airports of Pakistan to prevent passengers traveling to Turkiye from carrying Areca Nuts/Challiya which comes under narcotics/drugs category in Turkiye and is banned there.

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Re: Passengers Traveling to Turkiye to be Stopped from Carrying Areca Nuts/Challiya

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Recently, a Pakistan passenger mistakenly carrying paan chhalia was sent to jail in Turkiye.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100109 ... -in-turkey

Information was issued by the Consulate General of Pakistan, Istanbul, informing Turkish officials about the legal status of Areca Nuts in Pakistan.

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Later, the arrested man was released by Turkiye after official Pakistan intervention.

https://propakistani.pk/2022/11/11/turk ... ng-supari/

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Re: Passengers Traveling to Turkiye to be Stopped from Carrying Areca Nuts/Challiya

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PIA has advised its cabin crew not to consume or carry saunf supari/areca nuts/challia on flights to Istanbul/Turkiye where these items are considered narcotics.

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Source: express.com.pk (December 7, 2022, edition)

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