KARACHI: The Customs Court extended physical remand of suspect namely Muhammad Imran, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 2486 kilogram betel nuts, and sent him back to the custody of Pakistan Coast Guard.
On October 09, 2018, investigation officer produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on credible information, a team of Pakistan Coast Guard intercepted Ayaz Coach bearing registration no: DGS-745. During the search, team recovered 2486 kilogram betel nuts.
He submitted that during the search, driver namely Muhammad Imran was asked to provide lawful documents, however, he failed to produce any documents, therefore, goods were seized and suspect was also taken into custody.
He said that prosecution needs further investigation from suspect for arrest of owner of the said goods, therefore, court may grant his physical remand.
After the hearing, court extended his physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.
According to the prosecution, case was registered against above mentioned suspect and others for violation of Customs Act, 1969 and other related laws.