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Customs Court extends judicial remand of the accused in cloth smuggling

Customs Court extends judicial remand of the accused in cloth smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling has sent two accused to jail on extension of judicial remand of 14 days.

According to details two accused Rehmat Ali and Nasir Khan were arrested by the customs intelligence. After arresting the accused Customs intelligence started investigation against them and got their physical remand as well for this purpose.

Customs Intelligence had also recovered huge quantity of foreign made smuggled cloths and related goods from their possession. Customs Intelligence has told the court that accused persons were involved in smuggling of cloths from Afghanistan to Lahore and Faisalabad via different routes. They had made a huge loss to national kitty in the wake of taxes and duties. They were involved in smuggling for long time. Amount of the recovered cloths is Rs8.3 million customs investigation has told the court.

Customs investigation team presented them before the customs court and asked for their physical remand to dig out network behind this smuggling mafia.

After completion of physical remand again they were produced before the court where the court sent them jail for judicial remand. Now again the Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling has sent them to jail for further 14 days.