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Customs Court approves physical remand of suspect involved in mobile smuggling

Customs Court approves physical remand of suspect involved in mobile smuggling

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspect namely Shakil Ahmed son of Muhammad Sharif,who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 244 foreign-origin mobile phones, to customs luck-up on physical remand.

On Friday, investigation officer Munir Hussain Iqbal produced the above-mentioned suspect before the court and informed that customs officials intercepted the above-mentioned suspect at the International Arrival, Jinnah International Airport Karachi holding Pakistani passport arrived from Dubai via Muscat by M/s Salam Airline’s flight no OV-0265 and checked his luggage.

He further informed the court that during the search, the officials recovered 203 Samsung mobile phones (used), 23 Motorola mobile phone and 18 Sony mobile phones worth $22,350.

He further informed the court that after the formalities, the said accused and mobile phones were taken into custody by customs officials and a case was registered against him for violation of section 2 (s) 16 & 139 of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (89) & (70) of section 156 (i) ibid. read with baggage rules notified vide SRO-666(I)/2006, dated 28/06/2006 & section 3 (iii) of Import & Export (Control) Act, 1950.

Investigation officer requested the court to send back to customs luck-up for physical remand. After the hearing, court granted his physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.