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Customs Court awards imprisonment to suspects in breaking ISAF/NATO retrograde containers

Customs Court awards imprisonment to suspects in breaking ISAF/NATO retrograde containers

KARACHI: The Customs Court awarded imprisonment for three years to suspects namely Rizwan Yousaf, Muhammad Rizwan, Idress Khan, Qaiser Ali and Satrah Khan who were nominated in a case of illegally engaged in breaking open the ISAF/NATO/US army retrograde containers which were being exported from Afghanistan to USA through Port Qasim

Court also imposed fine of Rs10,00,000 each and if the fine amount in snot paid the accused persons shall suffer for six months more, order s says.

According to the charge sheet, above mentioned suspects were illegally engaged in breaking open the ISAF/NATO/US army retrograde containers which were being exported from Afghanistan to USA through Port Qasim, upon physical inspection/ examination by the raiding team at M/s Water Link Yard, Karachi the goods were found pilfered from the retrograde containers.

As per first information report (FIR) above mentioned suspects in connivance with each other illegally removed the goods which were pertains to NATO forces valuing Rs27 million which were pertains to the NATO forces and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 156(1)(8)(14)(63)(89) and (90) of the customs act, 1969.

According to the prosecution case was registered against them for violation under section 2(s) 32, 121, 128 & 178 of the customs act, 1969 punishable under clauses 8, 14, 63, 64, 89, 90 of section 156(i) ibid and sub para (iv) of para 11 of CGO 10/2012 dated 31/07/2012.