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Customs Court sends suspect lady to jail in gold smuggling case

Customs Court sends suspect lady to jail in gold smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspect namely Rehana Akhtar son of Muhammad Ishaq to Centeral Jail Karachi on judicial remand and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit progress report for next date of hearing, suspects was nominated in first information report (FIR) for smuggling of 22 kg gold bangles etc.

On 18 January 2021, investigation officer of Customs Collectorate JIAP re-produced her before the court and informed that on an incredible information, officials of the customs department accordingly strict surveillance was mounted and vigil eyes were kept on incoming passengers, resultantly a lady namely Rehana Akhtar arrived from Dubai by flight no EK 606 was intercepted at Green Channel and she was asked to declare if she carrying any contraband or valuable goods in her baggage or on her person to which she replied in negative.

He further informed the court that being dissatisfied with her declaration, her baggage comprising on one black color trolley bag, two blankets and one ladies’ purse was subjected to examination and during the examination, customs officials found No 22, 22 kg gold bangles total weighing 485.680 grams valuing of Rs4,811,146.

He said that after the formalities, customs officials arrested the said lady and goods were also seized and first information report has been lodged against her and another suspect namely Muhammad Hussain S/o Essa, who is still absconder and prosecution is tying its best for his arrest and he would be produce before the court when arrested.

After the hearing, the court sent her to jail on judicial remand and directed the investigation officer to complete the investigation and submit a progress report for the next date of hearing.