LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Friday handed over an accused to customs authorities on two days remand who was arrested from Allama Iqbal International airport while making attempt to smuggle foreign currency.
Earlier the Customs (Airport) Traffic foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency and arrested a Thai national at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. The passenger was ready to depart for Bangkok.
Sources told that during checking of passengers who were going to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways, Customs Airport intercepted a passenger who was later identified as Sochi and recovered $75,000 from his possession. The Thai national failed to provide any relevant documents.
After his failure, customs team arrested the passenger and shifted him to undisclosed location for interrogation and produced him before the court on Friday and sought physical custody for two days.