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Customs Court approves charge sheet in foreign origin fabric smuggling case

Customs Court approves charge sheet in foreign origin fabric smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved charge sheet against suspect namely Inamullah son of Abdul Qahir, who is nominated in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid polyester Dyed Fabric, betel nuts etc.

On November 4, 2019, investigation officer submitted charge sheet and informed the court that on actionable information, Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) intercepted Daewoo passenger bus Al-Habib Coach bearing registration number LES-6300 and during the search found 1207 kg betel nuts worth Rs603,500. 1332 yards Micro Velvet 500gm cloth valuing of Rs204,744. 3120 yards polyester dyed fabric made in China, valuing of Rs. 192,875. 1020 yards un-dyed (gray) cloth valuing of Rs. 56,250,  2 Ovation brand tyres made in China valuing of Rs. 80,000.

He further disclosed that during the no-one claimed ownership of said goods, therefore, customs team arrested bus driver and also seized said bus. After the hearing, court approved charge sheet and adjourned the case for regular hearing.

Court also issued notices to customs department on after arrest bail application filed by suspect.

According to the prosecution, 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 further read with section 3 (1) of Import & Export Control Act, 1950.