LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has sent two accused to jail on the extension of judicial remand for fourteen 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 investigation against them and got their physical remand as well. The Customs Intelligence had also recovered a huge quantity of foreign made smuggled cloths and related material from their possession. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation representative 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 national kitty a loss of taxes and duties. They have 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 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 physical remand again, they had been produced before the court from where the court had sent them to jail on judicial remand. Now once again, the Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has sent them to jail on a further-fourteen day remand.
Customs Court also expedited efforts to conclude pending cases on priority basis.