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Customs court approves 14-day judicial remand of accused in cigarettes smuggling into US

Customs court approves 14-day judicial remand of accused in cigarettes smuggling into US

LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of an accused in a cigarettes smuggling case.

According to details available to Customs Today, the customs investigation team presented an accused Rameez Iftikhar before the court of customs taxation and anti-smuggling judge. The customs investigation team asked the court that they have completed the investigation from the accused in the five-day physical remand. On the request of the customs team, Shakeel Ahmad, Judge of the customs court, sent him to jail for judicial trial.

Sources told Customs Today that accused Rameez Iftikhar was arrested on the charge of smuggling of cigarettes to America. He was making an attempt to smuggle cigarettes to US while declaring the cigarettes as cloths. Sources said that the value of the goods is more than Rs1.3 million.

Meanwhile, about 17 other cases were also scheduled for hearing on Wednesday. Most of the cases were adjourned without any proceedings.

Framing of charges against Rasheed was also adjourned for next week.

Final arguments and statements of the parties concerned in a case of smuggling against Rafique Ali have been also scheduled for hearing which is rescheduled for next week.