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Customs Court seeks final challan in cigarettes, gutka smuggling case

Customs Court seeks final challan in cigarettes, gutka smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs court directed investigation officer of customs preventive to complete investigation and submit charge sheet in a case of attempting to smuggle foreign origin cigarettes and gutka.

On June, 2019, investigation officer of Customs Preventive appeared before the court and argued that on a credible information, a team of customs department raided near Ferozpur Wala Builing, Jaswani Road, S.M Science College, Karachi and found that a consignment of various cartons and PP bags were lying alongside the road and was about to be shifted somewhere else in the city.

He further submitted that during the search, customs officials found 440 dandas Dunhill Switch Cigarettes, British American valuing of Rs528,000, 800 dandas Dunhill Signature Blend King Size Filter Tobacco London worth Rs1,200,000, 1100 dandas Benson & Hedges Special Filter Cigarettes London worth Rs 1,650,000, 82500 pouches Reshmi Pan Pasala (330kg) worth Rs1,650,000, 375 kg One-2-One gutka packed in UAE valuing Rs3,750,000, 52.5 kg Z-21 gutka made in India worth Rs525,000 and 350 kg J.M gutka made in India valuing Rs3,500,000.

Investigation officer further informed that efforts are afoot to arrest the owner and accused persons and other associates and they will be produced before the court when arrested, therefore, court may grant further time. After the hearing, court granted further time and directed him to produced suspects and submit challan on next date of hearing.