Karachi: Warrant out in Jeddah drug case
KARACHI: A sessions court on Tuesday issued a warrant for the arrest of an accused who was earlier granted bail in the Jeddah heroin trafficking case.
Syed Sarwat Hussain, his wife, Shafia, and their son, Syed Afraz Hussain, have been charged with gifting heroin-filled footwear to the Umrah pilgrims in June 2008 who were subsequently detained by the Saudi authorities following their arrival at Jeddah airport on charges of drug trafficking.
While the court had granted bail to Afraz, he has not been appearing before the court for the last couple of months.
The additional district and sessions court (east) issued a non-bailable warrant for the arrest of the accused and also issued a notice to the surety for Jan 20. The remaining two accused are still in jail custody.