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Customs Court issues NBWs against absconders booked in betel nuts smuggling case

Customs Court issues NBWs against absconders booked in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court issued non-bailable warrants against absconder suspects namely Abdul Rehman, Nehmat Ullah, Suleman Abdul Rehman and Sarwar Khan, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle betel nuts.

On Tuesday, investigation officer informed the court that the above-mentioned suspects have not been arrested yet and prosecution is trying its best for their arrest. He argued that they will be produced before the court when arrested.

After the hearing, court issued NBWs against them and directed investigation officer to produce them on next date of hearing.

According to the prosecution, on credible information a team of customs officials intercepted a Mazda truck bearing registration number JY-580 near Gulbai and during the search found 4200 kg betel nuts from Mazda truck valuing at Rs971,880, 25, 480 kg betel nuts in crushed from godowns valuing Rs5,896,072.

Investigation officer further informed the court that suspects namely Muhammad Javed son of Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Bilal son of Muhamad Javed and Durwaish son of Noor Parst have been arrested; however, suspects namely Abdul Rehman, Nehmat Ullah, Suleman Abdul Rehman and Sarwar Khan are absconders in this case.

Case was registered for violation of under section 2 (s) 156 (2) 157 (2) and 178 of customs act, 1969 punishable under clause 8 & 89 of section 156 (1) ibid read with section (i) of Imports & Exports Control Act, 1950 and others related laws.