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Appraisement West submits another FIR in betel nuts smuggling case

Appraisement West submits another FIR in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against suspect namely Adnan Islam, owner of M/s Adnan International Lahore, owner/partners of M/s Mania Enterprises Karachi and others to be ascertained during the investigation, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 5000 kilograms of betel nuts and also evaded the duty and taxes in the tune of Rs. 874,928.

During the hearing, investigation officer of Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West, Intelligence Branch submitted another first information report and informed that on a credible information, under the self-assessment system of WeBOC by M/s Adnan International, Akbari Mandi Lahore through their clearing agent M/s Mania Enterprises said to contain 300 bags of Damar Batu having total weight 15000 kilograms. The Automated Risk Management System of WeBOC selected the said goods for examination.

He further informed the court that during the examination, goods were found mis-declared and contrary to the declaration, and goods found on physical examination are 100 bags of betel nuts having total weight of 5000kgs were also found in the container besides 9880kgs Damar Batu.

Investigation officer said that it is established beyond any iota of doubt that said suspects have attempted to clear the impugned goods which was restricted items under the garb of Damar Batu and evaded the amount of Rs 874, 928 to the national exchequer, therefore, said goods were seized and case was registered against them.

After the hearing, court taken FIR on court record and directed him to complete investigation and submit charge sheet on next date of hearing.