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Customs Court extends remand of suspects in contraband goods smuggling case

Customs Court extends remand of suspects in contraband goods smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspects namely Naseer Ahmed son of Ali Khan and Muhammad Irfan son of Sher Muhammad to Central Jail on judicial remand and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet on next date of hearing, suspects were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle betel nuts, foreign origin tyres, Ajinomoto salt etc.

On 8 February, 2020, investigation officer of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) produced the above mentioned suspects and submitted that customs preventive intercepted one Hino truck/ trailer bearing registration no: TMF-524 and during the search found monosodium glutamate bearing mark as Lindhua made in China total weighing 625 kilograms worth Rs193,750, 12 foreign origin Marshal brand tyres worth Rs273,420, 5000 kg foreign origin betel nuts worth Rs4,000,000, one generator brand Cummins 30 KW, new made in China worth Rs593, 510, betel nuts cutting machine worth Rs200,000 etc.

He submitted that after the search, above mentioned suspects were asked to produce any documents, however, they failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, after the formalities, they were arrested and goods also were also seized by customs officials.

After the hearing, court approved charge sheet and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submits charge sheet on next date of hearing.