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Customs Court directs to conclude arguments in mobile smuggling case

Customs Court directs to conclude arguments in mobile smuggling case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has directed counsels to conclude arguments in renowned case of Rs 6 million mobile smuggling.

According to details an accused Muhammad Naveed and Muhammad Faisal were arrested by the customs intelligence authorities from Lahore. Customs intelligence recovered 9700 mobile phones of different models from their warehouse.

Sources told that worth of the smuggled mobile phones is more than Rs 6 million in local market and the accused has caused a huge loss to the national kitty in the wake of taxes. The accused were intercepted by the customs authorities at Hall Road.

Customs Intelligence also recovered accessories of mobile phones from their possession. Customs recovered mobile phone chargers, hand frees and data cables from a warehouse belonged to the accused. Worth of the recovered items is more than Rs 6 million in local market. The accused have made a huge loss to the national kitty in the wake of duty and taxes.

Customs investigation team presented them before the customs court for getting their physical remand to investigate more on the issue that was approved by the court. Customs Judge Tahir Sabir approved their remand for three days. After completion of their remand customs team produced them again before the customs court for further and court sent them to jail on judicial remand.

Customs has registered a case against the accused and launched investigation as well after confiscating the vehicle and clothes that he was trying to smuggle. Customs authorities registered a case against him under Customs Act 1969.