KARACHI: Customs Preventive submitted an interim charge sheet before the customs court against Amjad Javed, proprietor Khurshid Aziz and Sons, Amir Abbassciy, Chief Executive Officer of M/s Byco Petroleum Pakistan, Muhammad Arshad, head of Taxation M/s Byco Petroleum, Imran-ur-Rehman, managing partner M/s Khurram Oils, Shahzad Khan, operations manager/ partner M/s Khurram Oils and others, booked in high speed diesel and other contraband goods.
On 4 March 2020, investigation officer submitted charge sheet and informed the court that on an actionable information was received to the effect that M/s Byco Petroleum is involved in the supply of smuggled HSD to the vessels operating in sea, particularly for consumption by tug boats and fishing boats operating within Pakistan Customs Territorial waters through a barge namely Wania-II.
He further submitted that on pursuant to the said information, customs team reached at spot and suspected barge was spotted in the open sea near China Island, within the territorial waters and recovered 230,000 and 41,000 liters high speed diesel and US$ 13,200 equivalent to Rs. 2,061,500.
He further said that during the search, crew member could not satisfied the customs officials, therefore, they were arrested and first information report was lodged against above mentioned suspects.
He added that during the investigation, it was revealed that above mentioned suspects and others are involved in this crime which falls under section 2(s) & 156 (2) and 178 of the customs act, 1969.
According to the charge sheet Maaz-Bin Javed, supervisor M/s Khurram Oils, Syed Tariq Ali Shah, Muhammad Junaid, Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Yousuf and others already in custody, however, Zeeshan Malik, managing director of Zeeshan Oils is on pre-arrest bail granted by Sindh High Court (SHC).