KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspects namely Alam Shah and Muhammad Ameen to Central Jail on judicial remand who are booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid artificial imitation jewellery, hair accessories etc.
On March 19, 2019, investigation officer produced them before the court and informed that on an actionable information, customs team intercepted one Nissan trailer bearing registration no: Z-2063 Model 2008 and during the search, customs team found 390 cartons containing assorted artificial imitation/ artificial jewellery made in India 19595 kilograms worth Rs15,911,140. 150, cartons containing assorted hair accessories, hair pins, assorted color, made in India, 3800 kilograms worth Rs1,649,200 from said Nissan trailer.
He argued that during the raid, suspects were asked to produce lawful documents, however, they failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, customs team seized goods and suspects also were taken into custody.
He stated that prosecution needs further investigations from them, therefore, court may send them on physical remand, however, after the hearing, court sent them to jail and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet on next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, 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 3 (1) of Imports & Exports Control Act, 1950.