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Customs court grants 14-day judicial remand of two accused mobile smugglers

Customs court grants 14-day judicial remand of two accused mobile smugglers

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of two accused arrested in a mobile smuggling case.

Accused Abdul Waheed and Agha Wali were held by the customs intelligence authorities from The Mall Lahore. The customs intelligence and investigation team had presented them before the customs court for getting their physical remand to investigate more on the issue.

Both accused wanted to supply these mobile phones to some traders of Hall Road, which is the largest mobile phone market of Punjab.

The customs intelligence team intercepted them and recovered 324 mobile phones of different brands. The value of the recovered mobile phones is over Rs6million in the local market. By smuggling these cell phones, accused could cause the national kitty a big financial loss.

The customs investigation team had presented them before the court of special judge of the customs taxation and anti-smuggling, Shakeel Ahmad, on Monday and asked for their physical remand for three days. The customs court handed them over to the customs investigation team for further investigation. After the completion of the physical remand, they were sent to jail on judicial trial now.

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