LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of the accused in Rs40million gold smuggling case of the Lahore airport.
The special prosecution team of the Customs Investigation and Prosecution presented the accused before the customs court after the completion of a three-day physical remand. The customs team told the court that investigation of the case has been completed so the court can send him to jail for further judicial trial. The customs judge, after hearing the case, sent the accused to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.
Earlier, the Collectorate of Customs Preventive had thwarted a bid to smuggle the said gold at the Allama Iqbal International Airport. The customs authorities searched a passenger who was coming from Manchester to Lahore.
The customs authorities searched the passenger, identified as Imran, and recovered two kilograms of gold from him. The search operation was carried out under the supervision of Deputy Collector Customs Preventive.
It is worth mentioning here that the Customs enhanced its monitoring to frustrate any bid of smuggling.
Sources claimed that, due to strict measures adopted by the Customs Preventive, there is a marginal decrease in the trafficking of smuggling.