KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has issued show-cause notice to three individuals namely Haji Sadiq, Zeeshan and Qasim, for allegedly hoarding and dumping 1,289 cartons of smuggled cigarettes, 19 cartons of Indian gutka and 62 ‘sacks’ of ‘naswar’ worth Rs 11 million.
According to details, Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, Regional Office Karachi received credible information that Haji Sadiq, Zeeshan and Qasim were involved in selling and hoarding of contraband items.
According to the information, the intelligence staff raided Yousuf Plaza and ‘Chanti Lane’ where the items were allegedly dumped.
During investigation, it was established that the accused smuggled foreign cigarettes, gutka and naswar.
It was also found that the accused had violated the provisions of sections 2(s) & 16 of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (9) & (89) of sub-section (1) read with sub-section (2) of section 156 of the Customs Act, 1969.
The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has summoned the accused for hearing on September 4, 2014.