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Multan Customs reopens mobile smuggling case

Multan Customs reopens mobile smuggling case

MULTAN: The Customs Collectorate has re-opens the investigation in the smuggling of branded cell phones of worth Rs10.553 million from Rahim Yar Khan International Airport.

According to details, Multan Customs has seized huge quantity of foreign origin cell phones at Rahim Yar Khan Airport last year on the tip off informer. The customs staff thwarted the attempt of smuggling at Rahim Yar Khan Airport due to their vigilant monitoring of the passengers goods in order to avoid any clearance of suspicious goods and captured cell phones from alleged passenger Muhammad Rizwan who is a resident of mohallah Bara Maiden, Nazimabad Karachi.  Customs authorities found during their investigation that alleged accused Muhammad Rizwan was trying to smuggle cell phones with the assistance of customs staff deputed at Rahim Yar Khan Airport.

The Customs Collector Multan Investigation and Prosecution branch has appointed Inspector Zia Bhatti for the investigation of mobile smuggling case to find culprit involved in the smuggling of cell phones. Multan Customs found that staffs were in contact with alleged passenger on the mobile phone and assisting them during the clearance of their non-customs paid cell phones at Rahim Yar Khan Airport.

Passenger tried to clear foreign origin non-customs paid cell phones by availing the green channel facility to avoid examination of customs staff.

Multan Customs Investigation and Prosecution branch has called Deputy Superintendent Riaz Ahmad Raju, inspector Rahim Buksh, Inspector Syed Abdullah Zain and Hawaldar Abdul Aleem Akhtar. Multan Customs has already suspended Hawaldar Abdul Aleem Akhtar after his involvement in the facilitation of smuggling cell phones. Customs team conducted probe for six hours to but Hawaldar Aleem Akhtar have not attended the investigation process of Multan Customs Investigation and Prosecution.

After the completion of investigation, Multan Customs will present their detail investigation report to Collector Saud Imran Ahmed.