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Customs Court seeks final charge-sheet against suspected smugglers

Customs Court seeks final charge-sheet against suspected smugglers

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspects namely Moosa Khan son of Khuda-e-Nazar and Nazeer Ahmed son of Khuda-e-Noor, who are involved in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid contraband goods and foreign-origin cigarettes, to customs to central jail on judicial remand.

The court also directed investigation officer to complete investigations and submit charge-sheet against them on next date of hearing.

On September 27, 2018, investigation officer produced the above-mentioned accused before the court and informed that an actionable information was received to the effect that a passenger bus Al-Hafeez Movers bearing registration no CH-15634 en-route from Chaman to Karachi loaded with foreign-origin smuggled non-duty paid goods like cigarettes, auto parties, tyres and other merchandise goods etc.

He further informed that concealed in the specially built-in cavities inside the said passenger bus would pass through the Moachko Choke Point, CRD Highway, Karachi, pursuant to the said information, a team of customs officials intercepted a passenger bus and driver was asked about any contraband goods loaded on the bus or concealed, to which he replied in negative.

He also submitted that during the search, customs officials recovered 1560 packets (dandas) of Dunhill brand cigarettes, 109 kg auto parties (clutch housing), 120 kilogram grey cloth 43.2 kilogram, M&M’s brand chocolate, 7.4 kilogram Maltesers brand chocolate, 20 numbers Michelin brand tyres from the built-in cavities made inside the ceiling & floor of the bus and foreign-origin tyres from the top of the vehicle.

Investigation officer further said that after the formalities, the said goods were seized and accused were also arrested by the customs officials. After hearing, the court sent them to jail and directed investigation officer to submit charge-sheet on next date of hearing.