Islamabad: Main accused in 265 missing containers scam arrested
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has arrested Jamal Durrani, proclaimed offender in 265 missing containers scam, from Faisalabad railway station.
According to an FBR press release issued here on Monday, the director general intelligence and investigation, FBR, detected a mega scam of 265 missing containers in July, 2007. These containers were removed from Port Qasim Karachi for up-country dry ports under the garb of transshipment consignments but never reached destination ports.
The DG I&I lodged 90 FIRs and arrested about 40 accused out of which 18 have been convicted so far. Main accused Jamal Durrani was owner of the Clearing Agency M/s N.J International which managed fraudulent removal of containers from Port Qasim.
He was declared a proclaimed offender in March, 2010 as he absconded after obtaining bail from the court on medical grounds. Since then Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation, FBR was trying to nab the accused.
According to sources, the DG Intelligence and Investigation received information that Jamal Durrani was seen in Faisalabad. The teams were deputed to mount surveillance in the suspected area and after hectic efforts Jamal Durrani was arrested near railway station Faisalabad after more than a year and a half.