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Customs court grants bail to two accused mobile-phone smugglers

Customs court grants bail to two accused mobile-phone smugglers

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved the post-arrest bail pleas of the accused arrested in mobile smuggling case.

According to details, accused Abdul Waheed and Agha Wali had been apprehended by the customs intelligence authorities from The Mall Lahore.

On Saturday customs court approved their post arrest bails and ordered their release. The bails of the accused were approved by Customs Judge Shakeel Ahmad against the cash guarantee of Rs500000 each.

Earlier, 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 Agha Wali and Abdul Waheed were supplying mobile phones to some traders of Hall Road which is the largest mobile phones market in Lahore, even in Punjab.

They were held when customs intelligence team intercepted them on The Mall and recovered a huge number of mobile phones of different brands. The customs intelligence had recovered 324 mobile phones fro them. The value of the recovered mobile phones is over Rs06million in the local market.

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

A case had been registered by the customs authorities under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.