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Customs court sends accused to jail on 14-day judicial remand

Customs court sends accused to jail on 14-day judicial remand

LAHORE: The Special Court of the Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of an accused in a case of cigarette smuggling case.

The customs investigation team presented accused Rameez Iftikhar before the court of customs taxation and anti-smuggling judge. The customs investigation team asked the court that they have completed the investigation from the accused in a five-day physical remand. Upon the request of customs team, Shakeel Ahmad, judge of the customs court, sent him to jail for judicial trial.

Sources told Customs Today that accused Rameez Iftikhar was arrested on the charge of smuggling of cigarettes into America. He showed the cigarettes as cloths which were confiscated. The worth of the item is more than Rs1.3million.

On the other hand, about 17 other cases were also scheduled for hearing on Tuesday. Most of the cases were adjourned without any proceedings.

Framing of charges against Rasheed was also adjourned for the next week.

Final arguments and statements of the parties concerned in a case of smuggling against Rafique Ali were also scheduled for hearing which is rescheduled for next week.