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Customs Court sends suspects to jail in smuggling case

Customs Court sends suspects to jail in smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspects namely Amanullah son of Faiz Ullah and Saifullah son of Faizal Kareem to Central Jail on judicial remand who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 6360 kilograms betel nuts smuggling case.

On June 21, 2019, investigation officer of ASO NMB Wharf, Karachi produced the above-mentioned suspects before the court and informed that on an actionable information, customs team intercepted a New Prince Coach (EURO-3) bearing registration no BSB-842 and recovered 6360 kilograms betel nuts worth Rs 3,180,000.

He further submitted that after failing to produce any lawful documents, customs officials seized goods and suspects were taken into customs custody, he submitted that prosecution needs further physical remand for arrest of financiers, abettors & others including owner of impugned goods, therefore, court may send them back on physical remand.

However, after the hearing, court sent them to jail on judicial remand and directed jail authority to produce them on next date of hearing.

According to the prosecution, case was registered at the office of Anti-Smuggling Organization HQ NMB Wharf, 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 further read with section 3 (1) of Imports & Export Control Act, 1950.