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Customs court approves bails of two accused in mobiles smuggling

Customs court approves bails of two accused in mobiles smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has granted bails of two accused in a mobile smuggling case. The two were apprehended in the smuggling of mobile phones from the Allama Iqbal International Airport while making an attempt to smuggle a huge quantity of mobile phones.

Two accused named Abdul Rehman and Saleem Mukhtar were held last week when they appeared before the customs court then were sent to jail for judicial trial.

Earlier, the customs officials had confiscated about 321 mobile phones from two passengers travelling via flight from Sharjah to Lahore during a raid on the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The customs arrested both accused from a flight of the Air Blue. The customs shifted them to an unknown place for further investigation. The worth of the recovered mobile phones is more than Rs6million in Pakistani market.

Recovered mobile phones were of different brands including Apple I phones, Samsung, Nokia, Xiomi and HTC.

The customs court on Monday approved their bails against a cash guarantee of Rs200000 each.