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Customs Court accepts challan against suspects involved in betel nuts smuggling

Customs Court accepts challan against suspects involved in betel nuts smuggling

KARACHI: The Customs Court accepted interim charge-sheet against suspects namely Abdul Ghaffar son of Taj Muhammad and Yousaf son of Shamsuddin, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle 4463 kilogram betel nuts and 140 crates apple.

On September 18, 2018, Investigation Officer Hafiz Muhammad Amir submitted interim charge-sheet against the above mentioned suspects and informed the court that on an actionable information, a team of Pakistan Coast Guards intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration number: TKM-910 and recovered 4463 betel nuts and 140 crates apples from their possession.

He further submitted that during the investigation, accused accepted that they were trying to smuggle said goods from Quetta to Karachi.

After the hearing, court accepted interim charge-sheet against case fixed for regular hearing for next date of hearing.

According to the prosecution, case was registered against them for violation of under Section 2 (s), 156(2), 157 (2) and 178 of Customs Act, 1969 punishable under Clauses 8 & 89 of Section 156 (i) ibid read with Section 3 (i) of Imports & Exports Control Act, 1950.