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Customs Court approves interim challan in betel nuts smuggling case

Customs Court approves interim challan in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved interim charge-sheet against suspect namely Abdul Ghani son of Muhran Gul, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle contraband betel nuts etc.

Investigation Officer Sadam Hussain submitted interim charge-sheet and informed the court that on a credible information, a team of customs department found a truck bearing registration no C-3150 parked inside the compound of City Railway Station Karachi and one person standing beside the truck, who introduced himself as Abdul Ghani.

He was asked about the goods loaded in the truck to which he stated that his cousin namely Habib Ullah is working as a cleaner on the said truck and he came with him from Quetta as a helper of driver namely Abdul Wali and he is not aware of the loaded goods.

Investigation officer further informed the court that during the search of said truck, customs officials found 111 bags containing 6750 kilogram betel nuts valuing atRs1,593,000. 800 sets QMobile Phone made in China valuing Rs1,695,000. 1180 kilogram Ratan Gutkha valuing Rs590,000. 500 kilogram raisin valuing Rs. 420,000. 9450 kilogram bajra valuing Rs. 472,500 from load truck.

He informed the court that said accused was asked to produce lawful documents of above mentioned smuggled goods who failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, after the formalities, customs teams seized the said goods along with truck and arrested him.

According to the prosecution case was registered for violation of under section 2 (s) 156 (2), 157 (2) & 178 of the Customs Act, 1969 read with relevant provision of allied acts punishable under section 156 (1) (8) & (89) ibid etc.