KARACHI: Investigation officer of Directorate General, Intelligence & Investigation-Customs has submitted first information report (FIR) before the customs court against owner/ partner of M/s Sas Pvt Ltd, owner/ partner of M/s Sarhad Logistics Pvt Ltd and others, who were nominated in a case of smuggling of non-duty paid foreign origin cloths and betel nuts.
On 19 January 2021, investigation officer submitted that a credible information was received that some suspicious persons are engaged in the smuggling of foreign origin cloth by under the grab foreign origin betel nuts, in the foreign origin clothing which meant for KEPZ and on the same modus operandi one container baring no ECMU-9255000 cleared from MCC Appraisement West Karachi is going to one godown situated at SITE area, Karachi instead of KEPZ through trailer No TLF-091.
He further informed that on pursuance of the said information, a team of ASO was constituted who after heretic efforts, intercepted the said trailer and recovered non-duty paid foreign origin used 8,860 kg clothing and non-duty paid foreign origin betel nuts 17, 500 kilograms worth Rs14,000,000.
Investigation officer argued that after the formalities, case was registered against above mentioned suspects and recovered goods also seized by the officials of the customs department.
Case was registered for violation of under section 2 (s) 16, 32, 157 (2) & 178 of the customs act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (9) (14) ibid, read with section 3 of import & export trade control act, 1950, after the hearing, court took FIR into court record and directed investigation officer to complete investigation for next date of hearing.