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Customs Preventive submits FIR of betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court directed investigation officer of Customs Preventive to complete investigations and submit interim charge-sheet in a case of attempting to smuggle 9425 kilograms betel nuts.

On November 30, 2018, Investigation Officer Customs Preventive submitted First Information Report (FIR) and informed that a actionable information received to the effect that a considerable quantity of smuggled non-duty-paid betel nuts has arrived from Faisalabad and at the moment dumped at open shed near M/s Arsala & Aayan Railway Goods, Transport Co, situated at City Station Shed No 13, I.I Chundrigar Road Karachi.

He submitted that a team of customs officials raided the same and found 145 gunny bags containing foreign-origin betel nuts each weighing 65 kilograms worth Rs2,507,050.

He stated that after legal formalities, the goods were seized and a case was registered against known owner of said goods. He argued that investigations are undergone and progress report will be submitted in next date of hearing.

After hearing, the court took the FIR into record and directed investigation officer to arrest the culprits and submit challan on next date of hearing.

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