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Customs Court approves physical remand of suspects involved in smuggling of HSD

Customs Court approves physical remand of suspects involved in smuggling of HSD

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspects Muhammad Ishaque, Muhammad Imran and Jamal Abdul Nasir to customs lock-up on physical remand who are booked in a case of attempting to smuggle/non-duty-paid high speed diesel.

On December 28, 2018, investigation officer of Anti-Smuggling Organization Hyderabad produced the above-mentioned suspects before the court and informed that on a actionable information, prosecution intercepted 10 wheeler Hino oil tanker bearing registration no: TKV-777 and 10 wheeler Hino oil tanker bearing registration no: TKM-553 which coming from Baluchistan to interior Sindh at Chini Link Road near police station Bhen Saeedabad district Jamshoro.

He submitted that during the search, prosecution found total 55,000 liters HSD, which was brought into country through unauthorized route and without payment of duty and taxes leviable thereon.

He argued that suspects were asked to produce lawful documents, however, they failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, goods along with oil tanker were taken into custody and suspects also were arrested.

He stated that prosecution needs further investigations from them therefore court may grant them physical remand. After hearing, the court granted their physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce them on next date of hearing along with progress report.