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Customs court imposes Rs2m penalty on Thai currency smuggler

Customs court imposes Rs2m penalty on Thai currency smuggler

LAHORE: A special customs court Monday imposed a penalty of Rs2,000,000 on a Thai national involved in a foreign currency smuggling case.

The court also detained the accused till the rising of the court as a sentence. Special Judge Customs Khaqan Babar conducted the proceedings of the trial.

The customs officials arrested the Thai national, Sochi, from Allama Iqbal International airport and recovered $75,000 from his possession, in October. The accused was ready to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways.

The Customs had registered a case against the accused under Pakistan Customs Act 1969.