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Customs Court sends suspect on remand in currency smuggling case

Customs Court sends suspect on remand in currency smuggling case

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has sent a suspect namely Murtaza son of Mustafa to customs department on physical remand, who was booked for attempting to smuggle contraband foreign currency worth Rs 3,717,300 from Dubai to Karachi.

During the hearing, the investigation officer produced the suspect before the court and informed that a team of the Anti-Smuggling Organization intercepted Murtaza at Jinnah International Air Port Karachi and searched his bag.

He informed the court that during the search, the customs authorities recovered UAE Dirham 1,05,500 and Saudi Riyal 25,000 from his possession. The suspect was asked to explain his lawful position, however, he failed to explain and produce documents and reasons, therefore, he was taken into custody along with smuggled foreign currency.

He submitted that prosecution needs further investigations from the suspect therefore he requested physical remand of accused person.

After his request, court sent them back to customs