Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Drug smuggling: accused remanded in police custody

KARACHI: Judicial Magistrate of a local court of Karachi Tuesday remanded in police custody till June 27, the three alleged accused involved in deceitfully smuggling drugs into Saudi Arabia—Sarwat Hussain, his wife Shafia and son Faraz Hussain.

All three accused were presented to the court belatedly in the afternoon. Special Public Prosecutor and investigative officers told the court that all three accused belonged to an organized coterie involved in smuggling drugs abroad, adding their activities earned bad name for Pakistan.

The officials said the investigations with these people aimed at nabbing the other people of their group, therefore, they demanded for 14-day remand.

The accused opined that Al-Huda Travel Agency has nothing to do with this, nor are they involved in the drug smuggling.

They told that Az-Zohra Trust provided the slippers to the pilgrims and they are responsible for the whole episode.

The court remanded the accused into police custody till June 27 for further investigation.

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