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Customs court imposes fine on Chinese citizen for attempting to smuggle mobile phones

Customs court imposes fine on Chinese citizen for attempting to smuggle mobile phones

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has imposed a cash penalty on a Chinese citizen arrested by the Pakistan Customs Intelligence while making an attempt of smuggling of foreign made mobile phones.

On the basis of proofs and witnesses, the Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling declared the Chinese citizen as convicted and imposed a cash penalty of Rs200000 on him. The court has ordered the foreign citizen, Xian, to submit the cash until closure of the court where the accused submitted the fine.

During the start of the previous month, the Customs Investigation and Prosecution team presented him before the court and asked for physical remand for investigation which was approved consisting of three days.

After the completion of his remand, he was sent to jail for further trial. Now customs court imposed a penalty of Rs200000 after his crime was proved before the court.

The customs authorities have registered a case against him under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.