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Customs Court sends suspect on judicial remand in diesel smuggling case

Customs Court sends suspect on judicial remand in diesel smuggling case

KARACHI: Acting Judge of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court sent a suspect namely Namatullah to jail on judicial remand, who was booked for attempting to smuggle 22,000 liter Iranian-origin high speed diesel worth Rs 1.760,000.

During the hearing, investigation officer produced the suspect before the court and informed that a team of Anti-Smuggling Organization intercepted a Hino truck bearing registration number TLJ-183 loaded with 1×40 container fitted with 22000 liter smuggled diesel.

He submitted that during the search, the driver was asked to produce lawful documents of diesel but he failed. Therefore, he was arrested and diesel was seized by the customs authorities.

On last date of hearing, investigation officer had submitted that prosecution needs further investigations, therefore, court may grant physical remand of suspect, after his arguments, court had sent him back to customs department and directed investigation officer to produce suspect before the court on next date of hearing along with progress report.

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