Man involved in missing containers scam arrested

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (Intelligence and Investigation) director general has arrested a proclaimed offender in 265 missing containers scam Jamal Durrani from Faisalabad Railway Station.According to details, in July 2007, the DG detected a mega scam of 265 missing containers. 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 lodged 90 FIRs and arrested about 40 accused out of which 18 have been convicted so far. The main accused Durrani was owner of the clearing agency NJ International, which has 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 the DG was trying to grab the accused. According to sources, the DG received information that Durrani was seen in Faisalabad. Teams were deputed to mount surveillance in the suspected area and after hectic efforts Durrani was arrested near the railway station after being absconded for more than a year-and-a-half.During investigation, it also transpired that the authority letter to the Port Qasim authorities had been issued on his name for clearance of the containers. Moreover, the financial investigations revealed that he had received more than Rs 10 million in his bank accounts from other fraudsters involved in this scam. – Dailytimes