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Customs Court sends two suspects to jail in mobile phones smuggling case

Customs Court sends two suspects to jail in mobile phones smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court has sent suspects namely Abdul Rauf Tauqeer Raja, vigilance officer of M/s Gerry’s Dnata, and Muhammad Aamir to Central Jail Karachi on judicial remand. The suspects were booked for attempting to smuggle non-duty paid foreign origin mobile phones from Dubai to Karachi.

During the hearing, the investigation officer produced the suspects before the court and informed that a team of Anti-Smuggling Organization recovered Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones S7, Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones S7 Edge , Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and other goods. They were asked to produce lawful documents of the goods, but they failed. Therefore, all the goods were seized and the suspects were arrested by customs officials who had come from Dubai via Emirates Airlines.

He submitted that prosecution needs further investigation, however, court sent them to jail and directed jail authorities to produce them before the court on next date of hearing, court also directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against above mentioned suspects on next date of hearing.

Case was registered for violation of under section 2 (s) 16 & 178 of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (9) & (89) of section 156 (i) ibid.