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Customs Court imposes penalty on suspect in mobile phones smuggling case

Customs Court imposes penalty on suspect in mobile phones smuggling case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling has imposed a penalty of Rs 200,000 on a Chinese citizen who was arrested by the Customs Intelligence from Mall Road when they foiled an attempt of smuggling of foreign made mobile phones.

According to details available with Customs Today, on the basis of proofs and witnesses on Tuesday the Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling declared a Chinese citizen as an offender and imposed a cash penalty of Rs 200,000 on him. The court ordered Soy Shian to submit the cash till rising of the court where the accused submitted the fine.

Earlier, the customs team had produced him before the court and asked for his physical remand for investigation. The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling had approved a three-day physical remand of the accused.

After completion of his remand, he was sent to jail for further trial. His trial continue for one month while on Tuesday customs court imposed a penalty of Rs 200,000 when his crime proved before the court.

According to details accused Soy Shian was arrested by the Customs Intelligence from Hall Road adjacent to Mall Road Lahore while he was delivering the cell phones to market. He was arrested with his Toyota Corolla car loaded with mobile phones. The customs recovered 870 costly mobile phones of different models and arrested him. Later, he was presented before the court of Tahir Sabir.