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Customs Court approves remand of suspect booked in betel nuts smuggling case

Customs Court approves remand of suspect booked in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspect namely Muhammad Imran to Central Jail on judicial remand, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 2,486 kilograms betel nuts.

On October 15, 2018, investigation officer produced the above-mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on a credible information, a team of prosecution intercepted M/s Ayaz Coach DGS-745 and during the search, team recovered 2486 kilograms betel nuts.

He submitted that during the search, driver Muhammad Imran was asked to provide lawful documents; however, he failed to produce any lawful documents; therefore, the goods were seized and the suspect was also taken into custody.

He said the suspect is required for further investigations; therefore, the court may send him to jail  on judicial remand. After the hearing, court sent him to jail and directed jail authorities to produce him before the court on next date of hearing.

According to the prosecution, the case was registered against the suspect and others for violation of Customs Act, 1969 and other related laws.