LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has sent two accused to jail on extension of judicial remand for 14 days.
According to details available to Customs Today, two accused Rehmat Ali and Nasir Khan were apprehended by the customs intelligence. After arresting the accused, Pakistan Customs Intelligence started the investigation against them and got their physical remand as well for this purpose.
The Customs Intelligence had recovered a huge quantity of foreign made smuggled cloths and related goods from their possession. The Customs Intelligence told the court that accused had been involved in smuggling of cloths from Afghanistan into Lahore and Faisalabad via different routes. They had caused the national kitty a big loss of taxes and duties. They had been involved in smuggling since long.
The value of the recovered cloths is Rs8.3million, customs investigation has told the court.
The customs investigation team presented them before the customs court and asked for their physical remand to dig out the network behind this smuggling mafia. After the completion of the physical remand again, they were produced before the court from where the court sent them to jail on judicial remand.
Now once again, the Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has remanded them to jail for further 14 days.