KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspect namely Muhammad Akif, son of Muhammad Arif, to customs lock-up on physical remand.
The accused is booked in a case of attempting to smuggled fraudulent clearance of restricted betel nuts under the garb of mixed used cloths for processing at Karachi Export Processing Zone (KEPZ), Karachi.
On November 16, 2018, investigation officer of Appraisement East produced the above-mentioned suspect before the court along with First Information Report (FIR) and informed that owners/partners/directors of M/s Hands Industries Private Limited imported a consignment and declared it as 19,000 kilograms mixed used cloths valuing at Rs840,787.
He further informed the court that during the examination, customs team found 26,985 kilograms of betel nuts worth Rs4,986,828 and evaded the duties and taxes in the tune of Rs6,240,716.
He said that during the investigation, the suspect was arrested and he is further required for investigation; therefore, the court may send back him to customs department.
After hearing, the court sent him back to customs department and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.