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Special customs court approves 14-day judicial remand of money laundering accused

Special customs court approves 14-day judicial remand of money laundering accused

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of an accused arrested in currencies’ smuggling case.

According to details, accused Faisal Hussain was apprehended by the Customs Preventive authorities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The customs authorities at the Allama Iqbal Airport, during a search of his luggage, found a huge quantity of currency. Accused Faisal Hussain was trying to smuggle the currencies of Rs2million. The customs found dollars, Euros, Pounds and Pakistani currency from his luggage.

The customs investigation team presented him before the customs court for getting his physical remand to investigate more on the issue that was approved by the court. After the completion of the remand, customs team presented him again before the court and told the court that all investigation has been undertaken so the court can send him to jail.

The customs preventive had arrested the accused who was making an attempt to smuggle the said currencies from Lahore to Europe. The customs preventive team had intercepted the accused at the airport and recovered the said currencies of different countries.

The customs investigation team had presented him before the court of special judge of the customs taxation and anti-smuggling, Shakeel Ahmad, and asked for his judicial remand of 14 days.

The customs has registered a case against the accused and launched an investigation as well after confiscating the cell phones that he was trying to smuggle. The authorities have registered a case against him under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.