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Customs court approves physical remand of mobile-phones smugglers

Customs court approves physical remand of mobile-phones smugglers

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a three-day physical remand of the two persons accused of smuggling mobiles.

According to details, accused Abdul Waheed and Agha Wali were arrested by the customs intelligence authorities from The Mall of Lahore. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation team presented them before the customs court for getting their physical remand to investigate more on the issue.

Both accused Agha Wali and Abdul Waheed were supplying these mobile phones to some traders of Hall Road Lahore which is the largest mobile phones market of Punjab.

The customs intelligence team intercepted them on The Mall and recovered a huge quantity of mobile phones of different brands. Sources said that the customs intelligence has recovered 324 mobile phones. The worth of the recovered mobile phones is more than Rs06million in local market. By smuggling these cell phones, the accused have caused the national exchequer a huge loss of duty and taxes.

The customs investigation team presented them before the court of special judge of the customs taxation and anti-smuggling Shakeel Ahmad and asked for their physical remand for three days. The customs court handed them over to the customs investigation team for further investigation.

The customs has registered a case against the accused and launched an investigation as well after confiscating the cell phones that they were trying to smuggle.

The customs authorities have registered a case against them under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.