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

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

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

An accused Faisal Hussain was arrested by the Customs Preventive authorities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The Customs authorities at the Allama Iqbal Airport, during a search of the luggage, found a big quantity of currencies.

Accused Faisal Hussain was trying to smuggle the currencies of Rs2million. The customs authorities recovered Dollars, Euros, Pounds and Pakistani currency from his luggage.

The customs investigation team presented them before the customs court for getting their physical remand to investigate more on the issue that was approved by the court. After the completion of the remand, the customs team had presented him again before the court and told the court that all the investigation has been executed, so the court can send him to jail.

The customs preventive had apprehended the accused while attempting to smuggle the currencies from Lahore into Europe.

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

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.