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Special customs court adjourns hearing of mobile-phone smugglers by August 16

Special customs court adjourns hearing of mobile-phone smugglers by August 16

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has extended the hearing of two accused in mobile smuggling case till August 16. Earlier, their post-arrest bail pleas were approved by former customs judge Shakeel Ahmad.

According to details, an accused Abdul Waheed and Agha Wali were apprehended by the customs intelligence authorities from The Mall of Lahore. Last week, customs court approved their post-arrest bail pleas and ordered their release. The bail pleas of the accused were approved against the cash guarantee of Rs500000 each.

Prior to the acquittal, the customs intelligence and investigation team presented them before the customs court for getting their physical remand to investigate more on the issue. Both accused Agha Wali and Abdul Waheed have been supplying these mobile phones to some traders of Hall Road.

They were held when customs intelligence team intercepted them on The Mall and recovered 324 mobile phones from them. The value of the recovered mobile phones is more than Rs6million in the local market.

The customs authorities had lodged a case against them under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.