KARACHI: The Customs Court extended physical remand of suspect namely Ghulam Qadir son of Abdul Khaliq, and sent him to customs lock-up, who was nominated in a case of attempting to smuggle contraband goods.
On 3 March 2020, investigation officer of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization produced the above mentioned suspect and informed the court that on information, customs officials intercepted Bedford truck hearing registration number LES-09-4047 and during the search, recovered 280 pp bags foreign origin betel nuts 8,000 kg worth of Rs6,400,000.
He further submitted that during the search, accused was asked to produce lawful documents, however, he failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, after the formalities, goods was seized along with vehicle and accused was also taken into custody, he said that prosecution needs further investigation for arrest of owner/ financer/ associates who involved in this crime, therefore, court may approved his physical remand.
After the hearing, court approved his remand and sent him back to customs department and also directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.
According to the prosecution, case was registered against them for violation of under section 2(3, 7) 2(9), 2(14) (a) 3,6,7,8 (1) (a) & (d) 8A, 22(1) and 73 of the sales tax act, 1990 punishable under section 33 (3) (5) (8) (11c) (13) (16) (18) ibid.