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Customs court remands accused cloth smuggler for 14 days to prison

Customs court remands accused cloth smuggler for 14 days to prison

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has sent an accused to jail on extension of judicial remand of 14 days.

Accused Nasir Khan was held by the customs intelligence. After arresting the accused, the Pakistan customs intelligence started investigation against him and got his physical remand as well. The customs intelligence also recovered a big quantity of foreign made smuggling cloths and related goods from his possession. The customs intelligence has told the court that the accused was involved in smuggling of cloths from Afghanistan into Lahore and Faisalabad via different routes. He caused the national kitty a big loss in the wake of taxes and duties. He has been involved in smuggling for long time.

The value of the recovered cloths is Rs8.3million, customs investigation has told the court.

The customs investigation team had presented him before the customs court and asked for a physical remand to dig out the network behind this smuggling mafia. After the completion of the physical remand, he was again produced before the court where the court sent him to prison for judicial remand. Now again the special court of customs taxation and anti-smuggling has sent him to jail for further 14 days.