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Customs Court extends remands of suspects involved in smuggling

Customs Court extends remands of suspects involved in smuggling

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has extended the physical remand of four suspects, who were booked in a case of smuggled gold and memory cards worth Rs 25,485,880.

The court also directed te investigation officer to produce them on the next date of hearing along with progress report.

During the hearing, investigation officer produced Muhammad Imran, Anila Muhammad Imran wife of Muhammad Imran, Maheen Patel, daughter of Muhammad Imran (father, mother and daughter) and Muhammad Saleem Garman before the court and informed that the prosecution needs further physical remand of the accused persons for collection of evidences, therefore, the court may send them back to the Customs Department.

After the hearing, the court sent them back to the Customs Department on physical remand of two days and directed the investigation officer to produce them on the next date of hearing along with progress report.

According to the prosecution, on credible information, team of the customs department intercepted them on Jinnah International Airport Karachi, who were coming from Dubai, and recovered gold jewellery 4900 grams valuing Rs 27,785,000 and 24500 memory cards valuing Rs27,00,880.

Case was registered for violation of under section 2(s) and 16 of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (89) of section 156 (i) ibid read with baggage rules notified vide SRO-666(1)/2006 dated 28/06/2006 further section 3 (iii) of Import & Export (Control) Act 1950.