KARACHI: The Customs Court approved physical remand of suspect namely Nadeem Ahmed son of Noor Bux who is allegedly involved in smuggling of 16,000 kilograms crushed betel nuts worth Rs 8,000,000.
Court also directed investigation officer to arrest financers, abettors and others including owner of impugned goods and vehicle and produce them on next date of hearing.
On July 22, 2019, investigation officer produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on an actionable information, customs officials intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration number: TAM-251 and recovered 385 PP bags each containing 40 kilograms foreign origin betel nuts total 15,400 kilograms and 20 PP bags each containing 30 kgs foreign origin betel nuts total 600 kilograms.
He further submitted that during the search, driver was asked to produce any document, however, he fails to produce any lawful documents, therefore, after the formalities, goods along with vehicle were seized and shifted to customs house Karachi and suspect also was taken into custody.
He further argued that prosecution needs further investigation from him for arrest of financers, abettors and others including owner of impugned goods and vehicle, therefore, court may send him back to customs lock-up, after the hearing, court approved his physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.