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Customs Court extends physical remand of suspect in diesel smuggling case

Customs Court extends physical remand of suspect in diesel smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court extended physical remand of suspect namely Muzafar Khan and sent him to Marine Wing of the Pakistan Coast Guard. The suspect was booked for attempting to smuggle 25000 liter non-duty paid Iranian high speed diesel.

During the hearing, investigation officer Muhammad Arshad produced the suspect before the court and informed that a team of the Pakistan Coast Guard Kemari Town intercepted a boat Safina Kamal bearing registration number 21704-B model 2017 and recovered 25,000 liter diesel. During the search, the suspect was asked to produce lawful documents of the item, but he failed to produce any lawful documents. Therefore, diesel was seized and the suspect was arrested.

The investigation officer submitted that prosecution needs further investigation, therefore, court may grant physical remand of suspect, after his arguments, court sent him back to Marine Wing of the Pakistan Coast Guard and directed him to produce suspect before the court on next date of hearing along with progress report.

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