LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has adjourned the case of mobile phones’ smuggling for next Friday. Earlier, the court had approved the post-arrest bail pleas of the accused arrested in mobile smuggling case.
According to details, accused Abdul Waheed and Agha Wali were apprehended by the customs intelligence authorities from The Mall Lahore. On Saturday, customs court had approved their post-arrest bail pleas and ordered their release. Bail pleas of the accused were approved by customs judge Shakeel Ahmad against the cash guarantee of Rs500000 each.
Earlier, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation team had presented them before the customs court for getting their physical remand to investigate more on the issue. Both accused Agha Wali and Abdul Waheed were supplying the 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 of different brands. The financial worth of the recovered mobile phones was more than Rs6million in the local market. By smuggling these cell phones, the accused caused the national kitty a loss of the said amount as duties and taxes.
The customs authorities had registered a case of smuggling against the accused and launched an investigation as well after confiscating the cell phones that they were trying to smuggle. The Customs Court expedited their efforts to conclude cases of smuggling on priority basis.