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Customs Court sends suspected betel nuts smugglers to jail

Customs Court sends suspected betel nuts smugglers to jail

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspects namely Baz Muhammad son of Malik Abdul Qayyum and Abdul Jabbar son of Muhammad Yousaf to jail on judicial remand who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid betel nuts and other contraband goods.

On October 22, 2018, investigation officer produced them before the court and informed that on  credible information, a team of Pakistan Coast Guards intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration number TKG-250 and suspect Baz Muhammad said that he is driver of the said truck and coming from Quetta having legal goods.

He submitted that however, during the search, Pakistan Coast Guards’ officials found 10900 kilogram betel nuts, 2000 packets gutka and other contraband goods and when they were asked to produce lawful documents, they failed to produce any lawful documents; therefore, after fulfilling all legal formalities, both suspects were arrested and goods were also taken in procession.

After the hearing, the court sent them to jail on judicial remand and directed investigation officer to complete investigations and submit charge sheet against the above mentioned suspects for next date or hearing. Case was registered for violation of Section 2 16 (s) (1) (8) (89) Customs Act 1969.