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Three-day physical remand of money laundering accused approved

Three-day physical remand of money laundering accused approved

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a three-day physical remand of an accused arrested in a 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, during a search of his luggage, found a big number of currencies. Accused Faisal Hussain was trying to smuggle the currencies of Rs02million.

The authorities found dollars, Euros, Pounds and Pakistani currency in his luggage. The customs investigation team presented him before the customs court for getting his physical remand to investigate more on the money laundering.

The customs preventive held the accused while making an attempt to smuggle the currencies from Lahore into Europe. The customs investigation team presented him before the court of special judge of the customs taxation and anti-smuggling Shakeel Ahmad and asked for his physical remand for three days. The customs court handed him over to the customs investigation team for further investigation. After the completion of the physical remand, he was sent to jail for judicial trial.

The customs authorities have registered a case against the accused and launched an investigation as well after confiscating the currencies that he was trying to smuggle.

A case has also been registered against him under the Pakistan Customs Act-1969.