Customs seeks 15-day remand of accused involved in heroin smuggling

KARACHI: MCC Port Qasim has approached District & Session Court Malir seeking a 15-day remand of several accused arrested in relation to attempting to smuggle heroin abroad.

Customs submitted before the Court that investigations were not completed due to shortage of time while IO Zaheer Ashraf had gone outstation to arrest the prime accused.

MCC Exports Port Qasim thwarted an attempt to smuggle abroad 36.15KG heroin and arrested five persons namely Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Malik Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Naseer, Ateeq Ahmed Khan and Naeem-ur-Rahman.

M/s Great Taman Lara Sports, Sialkot filed an export GD through Customs agent M/s Hamza International declared to contain footballs of multi-colors, artificial PVC lacked in 400 cartons destined for Montreal, Canada.

Meanwhile, information was received through Collector Fawad Ali shah to Additional Collector Moin Afzal that some exporters would try to smuggle contraband goods so the Deputy Collector Amjad Aman Leghari tightened the scrutiny of the consignments.

The consignment was examined by Appraising Officer Abdul Jabbar, which led to recovery of heroin weighing 36.15 KG.

Four employees of Customs agent M/s Hamza International appeared on behalf of exporter M/s Great Taman Lara Sports. These four persons were arrested.

Moreover, on the directives of Deputy Collector Amjad Aman Leghari, Principal Appraiser EIB Muhammad Ahmed and IO Zaheer Ashraf promptly reached Sialkot and arrested Naeem-ur-Rehman, owner of M/s Great Taman Lara Sports.

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