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Customs Court approves remand of accused in contraband goods smuggling case

Customs Court approves remand of accused in contraband goods smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspects namely Ch Ahmed Saqib Cheema son of Chaudhry Akber Ali and Muhammad Ramzan son of Muhammad Aslam to Central Jail Karachi on judicial remand, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle contraband goods.

On 23 July 2020, investigation officer of customs Jinnah International Airport Karachi produced them before the court and told that in the wake of intelligence gathered a Corolla car model 2000 bearing registration no LXO-1449 intercepted at airport road and above the mentioned suspects were asked to declare any contraband goods carrying in a car but they replied in negative.

Investigation officer further submitted that however, during the search, customs officials found 480 Boostin injections and 1460 Lactotropin injections total 1940 injections from their custody in one black color trolley bag along with wrapping/ packing material.

Investigation officer said that after the formalities, contrabands goods were seized and abovementioned suspect also taken into custody, after the hearing, court sent them to Central Jail Karachi on judicial remand and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit progress report on next date of hearing.

According to the prosecution, case was registered by Preventive Officer, Customs House Karachi 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.