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Customs Court approves bail of suspect in goods smuggling case

Customs Court approves bail of suspect in goods smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved bail to suspect Mir Ahmed son of Abdul Aziz, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle contraband branded shampoo, cloths, tyres, blankets etc total valuing of Rs16,031,113.

On 31 January 2020, counsel for the accused argued that his client is innocent and has been falsely implicated in this case therefore court may grant him bail till judgment, after the hearing, court granted his bail and directed him to appear before the court on next date of hearing.

Earlier, investigation officer of customs department informed that on an actionable information, customs officials intercepted one passenger bus Aryana Daewoo coach bearing registration number BSA-396 used and during the search, customs officials recovered 18 kg One-2-One Brand Indian origin Gutkha, 25 kilograms of monosodium glutamate (Ajinomoto) Chines Salt Linghua, 40 bottles of 340ml Clinic Plus brand shampoo, 300 kg polyester cloth new sample brand made in China, 528 kg Torque Rod Bushing, 5 tyres Aeolus brand made in China, 40 kg blankets made in China, 100 paris Iranian origion shoes Long Boots, gear box of Suzuki, 42 kg piston Master Cylinder etc worth Rs16,031,113.

Case was registered for violation of under section 2(s) 157 (2) of customs act, 1969 punishable under clause (89) of section 156 (i) ibid read with section 156 (2) of the customs act, 1969.