KARACHI: The Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court has accepted a charge sheet against suspects namely Abdul Rauf Tauqeer Raja, vigilance officer of M/S Gerry’s Dnata, and Muhammad Aamir, who were booked for attempting to smuggle non-duty paid foreign origin mobile phones from Dubai to Karachi
During the hearing, investigation officer submitted the charge sheet against the suspects which the court accepted.
During the last hearing, the investigation officer produced the suspects before the court and informed that a team of Anti-Smuggling Organization intercepted them at Jinnah International Airport Karachi after they came from Dubai via Emirates Airlines.
He further informed the court during the search, the customs officials recovered Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones S7, Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones Note 5 and other goods. They were asked to produce lawful documents of the goods, but they failed. Therefore, all the goods were seized and the suspects were arrested by customs officials.
He had submitted that prosecution needs further investigation, however, court had sent them to jail and directed jail authorities to produce them before the court on next date of hearing, court also directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against above mentioned suspects on next date of hearing.
Case was registered for violation of under section 2 (s) 16 & 178 of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (9) & (89) of section 156 (i) ibid.