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Special Customs Court seeks challan of 14 kg gold smuggling; extends remand for 14 days

Special Customs Court seeks challan of 14 kg gold smuggling; extends remand for 14 days

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has asked the investigation team of Pakistan Customs to complete an investigation challan of the 14-kg gold smuggler.

The court has extended a 14-day judicial remand of an accused Muhammad Riaz in a notorious case of 14 kilogram gold smuggling.

Accused Muhammad Riaz was arrested by the customs authorities after the rejection of pre-arrest bail plea by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Accused Muhammad Riaz is the main accused in smuggling of huge quantity of gold into Dubai.

Earlier, the customs authorities had also apprehended two female accused involved in smuggling of 14 kg gold and currency from the Multan International Airport.

According to details, customs authorities at the Multan International Airport recovered 14 kg gold jewellery worn by both females on their hands in forms of bangles (Kara) and anklets (Pazaib) along with 39,000 Saudi Riyal and United Arab Emirates Dirham.

The Multan Customs had recovered gold and foreign currencies worth approximately Rs64.6million and lodged an FIR against both held women on the charges of smuggling and money laundering.

Accused Muhammad Riaz was in the custody of customs investigation on physical remand. At the start of the month, he was produced before the court of Masood Arshad from where he was sent to jail for judicial trial.

Another accused Mazhar Hussain is still at large and customs authorities have failed to arrest him.