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Customs Court approves physical remand of accused involved cigarettes smuggling

Customs Court approves physical remand of accused involved cigarettes smuggling

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspect namely Khalil Ahmed son of Abdullah Khan, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle foreign origin cigarettes and other contraband goods, to Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) on physical remand.

On October 31, 2018, investigation officer produced the above-mentioned accused before the court and informed that on actionable information, a team of Pakistan Coast Guards intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration number TKZ-733 and during the search, found 270 cartons of foreign-origin cigarettes and other contraband goods.

He submitted that during the search, accused was asked to produce lawful documents, which he failed to produce; therefore, the said goods were seized and accused was arrested for further investigation.

He argued that prosecution needs further investigations; therefore, the court may send him on physical remand. After hearing, the court sent him on physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.

According to the prosecution, the case was registered against him as violation of under Section 2 (s) and 16, 156 (1) (8) (89) and 157 of the Customs Act, 1969.