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NAB arrests two more betel leaf importers

NAB arrests two more betel leaf importers

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore arrested two more betel leaf importers for causing a loss of Rs 26.757 million to the national exchequer by evading/mis-calculating Customs Duty on import of betel leaf in a renowned Rs 2.6 billion corruption case.

According to a NAB spokesman, accused Sheikh Muhammad Naseem used to import betel leaf from Sri Lanka through M/s Ramish International. He allegedly did not pay Rs 25.758 million, while another accused Aqeel Ahmed evaded Customs Duty worth one million rupees.

NAB Lahore is investigating a mega corruption scam related to evasion and mis-calculation of Customs Duty from 2008-12.