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Customs Court adjourns hearing of case against cell phone smuggler

Customs Court adjourns hearing of case against cell phone smuggler

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling adjourned the hearing of a case filed against mobile phones smuggler.

According to details available to Customs Today, Muhammad Ilyas was intercepted by the customs authorities deputed at Faisalabad International Airport while he was coming back from Dubai through a private airline. During checking of his luggage, the customs authorities found 400 costly mobile phones hidden in his bag. Worth of the smuggled mobile phones is more than Rs 2 million and he attempted to make a huge loss to the national kitty in the wake of taxes.

Customs Investigation and Prosecution team presented him before the customs court and asked for his physical remand that was approved by the court for four days. Customs investigation team after completion of remand presented him before the court for further proceedings where the court sent him to jail on judicial remand. After that he got bail from the court. Now case is being heard in special court.

Customs Preventive Faisalabad has recovered mobile phones of Samsung assorted and apple from the accused luggage.