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Customs Court awards imprisonment to suspect lady booked in gold & phone smuggling

Customs Court awards imprisonment to suspect lady booked in gold & phone smuggling

KARACHI: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi awarded eight days imprisonment to suspect lady Uzma Mehwish on pleading guilty. She was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle gold and cellular phones worth millions of rupees.

During the hearing, the suspected lady appeared before the court along with her counsel and moved a petition for pleading guilty and left herself on the mercy of the court. After hearing the arguments, the court framed charge against her  and awarded eight days imprisonment to her as undergone period.

On last date of hearing, investigation officer submitted charge sheet against arrested lady suspect namely Uzma Mehwish and others and informed that on a credible information regarding the smuggling of gold and cellular phones worth millions of rupees through a passenger coming from Dubai, a team was constituted and was instructed to enhance the surveillance as well as to carry out strict checking at both arrival and the departure lounges of the airport.

He further informed that on suspicion, the team of Customs Preventive intercepted a woman passenger who reached Karachi through flight No FZ329 from Dubai who was asked the passenger for their travel documents as well as to get the luggage checked.

During the search of the passenger’s luggage, the Customs Preventive team found 377 gram gold attached with her body worth nearly two million rupees as well as 10 expensive cellular phones concealed in the travel bag and she also failed to produce any lawful documents on these smuggled goods, therefore, officials of Customs Preventive has taken the smuggled goods into custody and filed a case against the woman.

According to the challan, suspect Syed Muhammad Asim S/O Wali Muhammad is still absconder in this case, after his arguments, court accepted charge sheet against issued non-bail able warrants against absconder suspect.

Case was registered against above mentioned suspect lady for violation of under section 2 (s) and 16, 156 (1) (8) (89) and 157 of the Customs Act, 1969.