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

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

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of the accused involved in the currency smuggling and handed them over to the customs investigation authorities for interrogation.

Earlier, the Pakistan Customs Preventive Department had foiled a bid to smuggle a large number of foreign currency notes abroad and arrested two culprits at the Lahore Airport.

The customs sources said that, during the baggage search of two Bangkok-bound passengers at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, $25,000 was recovered.

The officials confiscated the recovered currency and apprehended the two accused who are being interrogated. The accused, identified as Muhammad Shehzad, a resident of Kasur, and Atif, a resident of Lahore, were involved in the money laundering.

DC Customs Naveed-ul-Rehman Bhagvi took action against the accused and arrested them. Sources told Customs Today that apprehended accused were allegedly involved in currency smuggling with an alleged gang of Hall Road.

The Customs Investigation and Prosecution on Monday got their physical remand. The court also ordered the investigation team to present them before the court on Wednesday for further prosecution. On Wednesday customs court sent them to jail for judicial trial.