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Customs Court sends suspect on physical remand in gold smuggling case

Customs Court sends suspect on physical remand in gold smuggling case

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has sent a suspect, Muhammad Saleem Garman, to the Customs Department on physical remand till August 22, 2017. Garman was booked in a case of smuggled gold and memory cards worth Rs 25,485,880.

During the hearing, investigation officer produced the suspect before the court and informed that the suspect was facilitator in this case and the prosecution needs further investigations, therefore, the court may send him on physical remand.

It needs to be pertained here that suspects Muhammad Imran son of Muhammad Farooq Patel, Anila Muhammad Imran wife of Muhammad Imran, Maheen Patel daughter of Muhammad Imran (father, mother and daughter) are also on physical remand till August 22, 2017.

According to the prosecution, on credible information, officials of the customs department intercepted them on Jinnah International Airport Karachi, who were coming from Dubai, and recovered gold jewellery 4900 grams valuing Rs27,785,000 and 24500 memory cards valuing Rs 27,00,880.

Court also directed investigation officer to produce them on next date of hearing along with progress report.

According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under section 2(s) and 16 of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (89) of section 156 (i) ibid read with baggage rules notified vide SRO-666(1)/2006 dated 28/06/2006 further section 3 (iii) of Import & Export (Control) Act 1950.