KARACHI: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has granted bail to suspects, Irfan Ahmed, Syed Muhammad Zeeshan Hydair and Mahboob Rahmatullah alias Mehboob Moti. The suspects were booked for attempting to smuggle contraband foreign currency amounting to $1029531.24 from Karachi to Dubai.
During the hearing, counsel for the suspects appeared before the court and moved the bail applications. The counsels argued that their clients were innocent and were falsely implicated in this case, who were ready to face trail, therefore, the court might grant them bail till the final order of the case.
According to the investigation officer, prosecution has concrete evidence therefore, bail should not been granted to the above mentioned accused persons.
After the arguments, court granted them bail against the surety of Rs1,00, 000 each and directed the suspect to appear before the court on next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, on a credible information, officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) conducted a raid at Jinnah International Airport Karachi (JIAK) and intercepted a passenger namely Irfan Ahmed and during the search of his personal luggage (hand carry) recovered amount equivalent to US$ 1029531.24.
Investigation officer informed the court that suspect was deport to Dubai by Emirates Flight No EK- 601 and was trying to smuggle the above mentioned foreign currency. On the spot interrogation Zeeshan Haider voluntarily admitted to have handed over the packet of currency (containing US dollars) to Irfan Ahmed, he also admitted that he has been facilitating Irfan Ahmed in smuggling of US dollars several time.