KARACHI: The Customs Court approved interim charge sheet against suspect namely Sailab Khan, owner/ proprietor of M/s Al-Ahsan Goods Transport Company and others, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid Iranian smuggled glassware/crockery, betel nuts etc.
On August 03, 2019, investigation officer of customs department submitted interim charge sheet against arrested suspect namely Siddiqui Ullah son of Saleh Jan and others and informed the court that on an actionable information, customs team intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration number TLM-522 and on cursory checking the said vehicle was found loaded with assorted Iranian glassware/crockery inside the container. On query, the driver informed that crockery is present inside the container and he produced a bilty regarding crockery of said importer, issued in the name of one Saadullah Mama and the goods were to be received by sales office Karachi.
Investigation officer further submitted that on demand the driver could not produce any legal import documents in support of glassware/crockery and further checking container on the spot revealed that container is having a false compartment inside the container by fabricating a partition of steel wall between the inner space of the container, therefore, when further search was conducted than also recovered 11,050 kg of smuggled betel nuts.
After the hearing, court approved interim charge sheet and fix the case for regular hearing and copy supply for suspects.