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Customs Court approves charge sheet against suspects in tyres smuggling case
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Customs Court approves charge sheet against suspects in tyres smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approves charge sheet against arrested suspects namely Najibullah son of Abdul Khaliq and Wahid Jan son of Mula Jan, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid foreign origin tyres etc.

On 3 July 2020, investigation officer submittedcharge sheet against the above mentioned suspects and informed that on  credible information, customs officials intercepted a Suzuki Pick-up (fit with box container) bearing registration no PY-1556(Sindh) Model 1993.

He further submitted that during the search, customs officials found 30 bundles containing assorted brand foreign origin tyres of assorted size. 18 bundles having fixed 04 tyres each total 72 Nos. 12 bundles having fixed 05 tyres each total 60 numbers.

He said that customs officials asked them to produce lawful documents, however, they failed to produce any lawful documents, and therefore, customs officials seized above mentioned goods and above mentioned suspects also have been taken into customs custody.

After the hearing, court approved charge sheet and adjourned the hearing for regular hearing and copy supply.

According to the prosecution, case was registered against them at the office of Anti-Smuggling-Organization (HQ) NMB, Wharf, Karachi for violation of under section 2(3, 7) 2(9), 2(14) (a) 3,6,7,8 (1) (a) & (d) 8A ,22(1) and 73 of the sales tax act, 1990 punishable under section 33 (3) (5) (8) (11c) (13) (16) (18) ibid.