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Customs Court grants bail to suspect booked in betel nuts smuggling case

Customs Court grants bail to suspect booked in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court granted bail to suspect namely Akhtar Javeed Khan son of Nawaz Khan, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid betel nuts and others contraband goods.

On November 09, 2018, counsel for the accused appeared before the court and argued that his client is innocent and was falsely implicated in this case, who is ready to face trail; however, he has apprehension of arrest.

According to prosecution, on an actionable information, customs officials raided at KBX Railway drive ports Karachi in front of shed of M/s Super Shaikh Goods Co, Karachi and during the search of loaded railway wagon No.91214 at arrive from Lahore and recovered 45 gunny begs containing betel nuts, 29 cartons containing cigarettes and 40 pp begs containing foreign origin gutkha.

Case was registered for violation of under Section 2 (s), 156 (2) and 178 of Customs Act, 1969, punishable under Section 156 (i) ibid read with Section 3 (1) of Imports and Export Control Act, 1950.