LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has received an investigation challan of the accused held in the smuggling of cigarettes, cloths, mobile phones and some other items as well in September. Earlier, the court had directed the investigation team of the customs to submit the investigation challan in the next hearing.
An accused Muhammad Hassan was apprehended by the customs intelligence authorities from Lahore. The customs intelligence authorities conducted an operation on intelligence based information at Band Road Lahore and arrested him. The authorities recovered smuggling and non-duty-paid cloths, mobile phones, cigarettes, Gutkas and fireworks from the accused. The value of the recovered items is more than Rs3.6million in the local market.
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. Customs Judge Tahir Sabir has approved his remand for two days. After the completion of the remand, the customs team will present him again before the court for further action.
The customs authorities have registered a case against him under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.