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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 after arrest bail to suspect Muhammad Dawood, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle betel nuts, cigarettes, gutkha and other contraband goods.

On November 7, 2018, counsel for the accused filed bail petition and argued that his client is innocent and was falsely implicated in this case, he is ready to face trail, therefore, court may grant him bail.

After the hearing, court granted him bail against the surety of Rs2,00,000 and directed him to appear before the court on next date of hearing.

According to the prosecution, on an actionable information, a team of Customs Preventive raided railway wagon and found 4275 kilograms betel nuts, 150 dandas L&M cigarettes, 450 dandas Davidoff Light cigarettes (Genova), 100 dandas Benson & Hedges cigarettes (London), 450 dandas MOND Super Slim Filter cigarettes, Green Apple & Cherry, 15 kilograms Safina brand Gutkha, 120 kilograms One-2-One Gutkha worth Rs5,666,250.

Investigation officer has informed the court that during the search, accused was asked to produce lawful documents, however, he failed to provide any lawful documents, therefore, after the formalities, accused was taken into custody and case was registered against him and others.