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Customs Court approves physical remand of lady in gold, mobile phones smuggling case

Customs Court approves physical remand of lady in gold, mobile phones smuggling case

LAHORE: Acting Judge of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court sent a suspect, Uzma Mehwish, to the Customs Department on physical remand. She was booked for attempting to smuggle gold and cellular phones worth millions of rupees.

During the hearing, the investigation officer informed the court that a team of Customs Preventive intercepted the suspect, who reached Karachi through flight No FZ329 from Dubai, and checked her travel documents and the luggage.

During the search of her luggage, the team found 377 gram gold attached with her body worth nearly two million rupees as well as 10 expensive cellular phones concealed in the travel bag. She also failed to produce lawful documents of the smuggled goods, therefore, the Customs Preventive authorities took the smuggled goods into their custody and filed a case against the woman.

He sought physical remand of the suspect for further investigation, therefore, the court granted her physical remand and sent her to the Customs Department and directed investigation officer to produce her on the next date of hearing along with progress report.

A case was registered against the suspect under section 2 (s) and 16, 156 (1) (8) (89) and 157 of the Customs Act 1969.