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Customs court approves 14-day judicial remand of accused in money laundering case

Customs court approves 14-day judicial remand of accused in money laundering case

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

According to details, accused Faisal Hussain was apprehended by the Customs Preventive Authorities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The customs authorities, during a search of his luggage, found a huge quantity of currencies of different countries. Accused Faisal Hussain was trying to smuggle currencies of Rs02million. The customs authorities found dollars, Euros, pounds and Pakistani currencies in his luggage. The customs investigation team had presented them before the customs court for getting his physical remand to investigate more on the issue that was approved by the court. After the completion of the remand, customs team presented him again before the court and told the court that all investigation has been done, so court can send him to jail.

The customs preventive held the accused who was attempting to smuggle the currencies from Lahore into Europe. The customs preventive team intercepted the accused at the airport and recovered the said currencies of different countries.

The customs investigation team had presented him before the court of special judge of customs taxation and anti-smuggling Shakeel Ahmad and asked for his judicial remand for 14 days.

The customs had registered a case against the accused and launched an investigation as well after confiscating the cell phones that he was trying to smuggle.

The customs authorities have registered a case against him under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.