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Customs Court approves remand of suspect in HSD Oil smuggling case

Customs Court approves remand of suspect in HSD Oil smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspect namely Muhammad Nadeem son of Muhammad Essa to lock-up of customs department on physical remand who was nominated in a case of attempting to smuggle 60,000 liters high speed diesel valuing of Rs7,680,000 approximately.

On 10 December 2019, investigation officer of Customs I&I produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on actionable information, customs officials intercepted a Hino oil tanker bearing registration number: TAL-241and during the search, customs preventive officials recovered 60,000 liters high speed diesel from inside tanker and after recovery, above mentioned driver was asked to produce any lawful documents, however, he failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, goods along with vehicles were seized and driver was also taken into custody.

He stated that prosecution needs further investigation from arrested suspect for arrest of other financer, associates, therefore, court may approve his physical remand, after the hearing, court approved his remand and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.

According to the prosecution, case was registered complainant by Directorate of Customs of Intelligence & Investigation for violation of under section 2(s) 157 (2) of customs act, 1969 punishable under clause (89) of section 156 (i) ibid read with section 156 (2) of the custom act, 1969.