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Customs court sends two accused to jail on judicial remand in cloth smuggling

Customs court sends two accused to jail on judicial remand in cloth smuggling

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

According to details available to Customs Today, two accused Rehmat Ali and Nasir Khan were arrested by the customs intelligence. After arresting the accused, Pakistan Customs Intelligence started investigation against them and got their physical remand as well for this purpose. Customs intelligence had also recovered a huge quantity of foreign made smuggled cloths and related goods from their possession. The Customs intelligence told the court that accused persons were involved in smuggling of cloths from Afghanistan into Lahore and Faisalabad via different routes. They had caused the exchequer a huge loss in the wake of taxes and duties. They have been involved in smuggling for long.

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

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 completion of physical remand again, they were produced before the court wherefrom the court sent them to jail for judicial remand. Now again the special court of customs taxation and anti-smuggling has sent them to jail for further 14 days.