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SHC appellate bench to hear currency smuggling case on 14th

SHC appellate bench to hear currency smuggling case on 14th

KARACHI: A Sindh High Court appellate bench will hear a currency smuggling case on Sept 14 (Thursday).

The petition was filed Al Sahar Exchange Company in which Collector Customs, Preventive, Director Foreign Exchange Operations Department, SBP-BSC, Deputy Director FIA, Anti–Corruption Circle and Secretary FBR are cited as respondents.

Sohail Muzaffar advocate appearing for the petitioner submitted that the company deals in foreign currency notes, postal notes, money orders, bank drafts etc in accordance with FE Circular 9, dated 30-7-2002.

The petitioner maintained that on 15-6-2017, Director FEO Department was informed that $924,402 will be exported. The copy of the letter was also sent and duly received by SBP and Preventive Collectorate. The accused, Irfan Ahmed, leaving by EK 601 was cleared but before boarding the plane was intercepted on ground that he was seen meeting an employee of Gerry’s Dnata who handed over something to him.

The accused was re-checked and was found in possession of currency in excess of declaration including Euro 23000, US $29000, Saudi Riyal, UAE Dirham Austalian Dollar worth Rs109,078,835.

The currency was confiscated and a case was registered.