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Customs court seeks investigation challan of accused held in money laundering case

Customs court seeks investigation challan of accused held in money laundering case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has asked the customs investigation and prosecution to complete an investigation challan of the accused in the next hearing of the case of money laundering. The court granted a 14-day judicial remand of the accused held in a currencies-smuggling case.

An accused Faisal Hussain was apprehended by the customs preventive authorities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The customs authorities found a huge quantity of currencies during a search of the luggage. Accused Faisal Hussain was trying to smuggle the currencies of Rs2million.

The authorities concerned found dollars, Euros, Pounds and Pakistani currencies in his baggage. The customs investigation team had presented him before the customs court for getting his physical remand to investigate more on the issue that was granted by the court. After the completion of the remand, customs team had presented him again before the court and told it that all the investigation had been done so court could send him to jail.

The customs preventive apprehended the accused while making an attempt to smuggle said currencies from Lahore into Europe. The customs investigation team had presented him before the court of special judge of customs taxation and anti-smuggling, Shakeel Ahmad, and demanded his judicial remand for 14 days.

The customs has registered a case against the accused and launched an investigation as well after impounding the cell phones that he was trying to smuggle.

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