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Customs accelerates efforts to arrest absconding accused in Rs 25b gold, currency smuggling case

Customs accelerates efforts to arrest absconding accused in Rs 25b gold, currency smuggling case

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Customs officials have expedited efforts to arrest an absconding accused in gold and currency smuggling valued at Rs 25 billion.

Source informed that Sajid Moti Wala who has been nominated in the case by the customs authorities has fled abroad as his name was not included in Exit Control List (ECL) in order to avoid the prosecution.

They said that accomplices of the accused in the said case could also not be arrested so far, adding that raids were being conducted to put them behind the bars.

The sources said that customs has also approached Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) which also investigating cases against the absconder accused, to bring the culprit back to Pakistan.