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Customs Court approves physical remand of suspects in diesel smuggling case

Customs Court approves physical remand of suspects in diesel smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court has sent suspects namely Muhammad Ameen, Muhammad Hussain and Ahmed Ali to the Customs Department on physical remand. The suspects were booked for attempting to smuggle 25,000 liter Iranian high speed diesel.

During the hearing, the investigation officer produced the suspects before the court and informed that the staff of the Anti-Smuggling Organization intercepted a Hino truck and recovered 25,000 liter diesel. During the search, the suspects were asked to produce lawful documents of the item, but they failed. Therefore, the officials seized the diesel and arrested the suspects.

The investigation officer also submitted that the prosecution needs further investigations, therefore, the court may grant physical remand of suspects. After his arguments, the court sent them to the Customs Department on physical remand.

Case was registered against above mentioned suspect and others for violation of under section 2 (s) and 16, 156 (1) (8) (89) and 157 of the Customs Act, 1969.