KARACHI: The Customs Court approved interim charge sheet against suspect namely Waseem Imtiaz Ali son of Imtiaz Ali, owner of contraband goods, who was booked in smuggling of 17, 105 kg foreign origin katha (cutch) worth Rs17,105,000 and 2820 kg of Wangsa Kristal Palm Fat Malaysian origin worth Rs212,064.
On 26 September 2020, investigation officer of customs preventive submitted progress report and stated that on actionable information, customs officials raided at godown no 407 Zia Mor near Labour Square, S.I.T.E Karachi and recovered 311 slabs of foreign origin cutch (katha) wrapped in pp bags bearing marks as Product of Myanmar, further packed in wooden cases total 17,105 kg worth Rs17,105,000 and 141 cartons containing Wangsa Kristal Palm Fat made in Malaysia each carton weighing 20 kg total 2820 kg valuing of Rs212,064.
He further submitted that after the formalities, customs officials seized the goods and as no one came forward to claim the ownership of the impugned goods neither any document to substantiate the lawful import/ procurement/ purchase and storage of foreign origin goods have been produced by any one.
Investigation officer further stated that a suspect Waseem Imtiaz Ali S/o Imtiaz Ali, owner of contraband goods is on bail and further investigation is being done and progress report will be produced when completed.
After the hearing, court approved charge sheet and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submits charge sheet on next date of hearing.