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Customs Court issues NBWs against suspects involved in mobile phones smuggling

Customs Court issues NBWs against suspects involved in mobile phones smuggling

KARACHI: The Customs Court issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against absconding suspects, who were involved in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid contraband 317 mobile phones.

During the hearing on July 18, 2018, the investigation officer submitted that credible information was received to the effect that a consignment containing assorted foreign-origin non-duty paid mobiles phones arrived from Sialkot is lying at M/s Pak Afghan Goods Transport Co. Cantt Railway Station Karachi.

Investigation officer further informed the court that on information, a customs team reached the spot where munshi of M/s Pak Afghan Goods Transport Co. Karachi namely Nawab Ahmed was asked about the impugned consignment arrived from Sialkot and found 2 cartons containing 317 numbers of mobile phones without documents of its import/procurement.

He further said that notice under Section 171 of the Customs Act 1969 has been issued to the owner of goods through M/s Pak Afghan Goods Transport Co Karachi and also dispatched to consignee at his available address, a copy of notice was also displayed on notice board of ASO/HQ, NMB Wharf, Karachi.

He submitted that prosecution is trying its best to arrest the absconding suspects namely Muhammad Sami son of Hameed Ur Rahman and others, and sought time to arrest and produce them before the court.

According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under Section 2 (s) 156 (2) and 178 of the Customs Act, 1969 read with relevant provision of allied acts, punishable under Section 156 (1) (8) & (89) ibid etc.