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Customs Court extends remand of accused involved in smuggling

Customs Court extends remand of accused involved in smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has asked the investigation team of customs department to complete investigations and submit challan of 14 kg gold smuggling case. Court has extended 14 days judicial remand of ccused Muhammad Riaz.

According to the details, accused Muhammad Riaz was arrested by the customs authorities after rejection of his pre arrest bail plea by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Accused Muhammad Riaz is a main accused in smuggling of huge quantity of gold to Dubai.

Earlier the customs authorities have arrested two female suspects involved in smuggling of 14 kilogram gold and currency from Multan International Airport.

According to details Customs authorities at Multan International airport recovered 14 kilogram gold wearing both females in their hands in shape of bangles (kara) and anklets (pazaib) along with39000 Saudi riyals and United Arab Emirates dirhams. Multan Customs had seized the recovered gold and foreign currency of worth approximately Rs.64.6 million and lodged FIR on the both arrested women in charges of smuggling and money laundering.

Accused Muhammad Riaz was in custody of customs investigation on physical remand. During the first week of August he was produced before the court of Masood Arshad where he sent him to jail for judicial trial.

Another accused of the case Mazhar Hussain is still offender and customs authorities are failed to arrest him.