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Customs Court awards six years jail term to accused involved in heroin smuggling

Customs Court awards six years jail term to accused involved in heroin smuggling

LAHORE: Special Customs Court of Narcotics and Anti-Smuggling Judge Arshad Masood awarded six years and six months imprisonment to a Nigerian national who is involved in smuggling of heroin. The Special Court also imposed fine of Rs8 million on the accused person.

According to the details, that a Nigerian national who is identified as Sumeul was caught red-handed from Allama International Airport while he was making an attempt to smuggle heroin powder which he tactfully concealed in the capsuls. During physical checking customs team recovered huge quantity of heroin from his possession. Sources said that special court also directed to deport the accused person after completion of his jail term and fine.

It is necessary to mention here that Customs Court expedited its efforts to conclude the hearing of pending cases on priority basis.