KARACHI: The Customs Court issued non-bailable warrants against absconding suspects namely Muhammad Yasir, Noman Saeed, Syed Taimoor Ali Shah, Zohara Yousaf who were involved in a case of attempting to smuggle 6,000 boostin injection from Abu Dubai to Pakistan.
On April 13, 2019, investigation officer of Customs Preventive submitted interim charge sheet against above-mentioned suspects and arrested lady Samina Farooq and submitted that arrested lady was coming from Abu Dubai vis Etihad Airline to Allama Iqbal International Lahore, however, due to suspicious activity, she was stopped and brought for searching. During the search of her two suitcases bearing Etihad Airlines baggage found 6,000 contraband boostin injections valuing Rs18,000,000 which are banned in Pakistan on direction of Supreme Court of Pakistan.
He further submitted that concerned court of Lahore had sent her for transit remand and after getting transit remand she was produced before this court for further physical remand.
He further submitted that prosecution is trying its level best for arrest of absconding suspects and they will be produced before this court when arrested.
Umer Farooq, preventive officer, Muhammad Akram senior preventive officer, Muhammad Ishaq, sepoy, Syed Muhammad Azeem, supervisor M/s Royal Airport Services and Gazala Ali, preventive officer’s names were mentioned in charge sheet as witnesses.
After the hearing, court accepted interim charge sheet and directed investigation officer to arrest them and produce before the court on next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under Section 2 (s) of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under Clause (8) & (9) of Section 156 (i) ibid read with Baggage Rules, 2005 complainant by Muhammad Umer Farooq, Preventive Officer, JIAP, Karachi.