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Two accused sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand in cloth smuggling

Two accused sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand in cloth smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has sent two accused to jail on the extension of judicial remand of 14 days.

According to details available to Customs Today, two accused named Rehmat Ali and Nasir Khan were arrested by the customs intelligence. After arresting the accused, Pakistan Customs Intelligence started investigation against them and got their physical remand as well for this purpose. The customs intelligence had also recovered a huge quantity of foreign made smuggled cloths and related goods from their possession. The customs intelligence has told the court that accused persons were involved in smuggling of cloths from Afghanistan into Lahore and Faisalabad via different routes. They had caused the national kitty a big loss in the wake of taxes and duties. They have been involved in smuggling since long.

The value of the contraband item is Rs8.3million, customs investigation has told the court.

The customs investigation team presented them before the customs court and asked for their physical remand to bust the gang behind this trafficking. After the completion of the physical remand, they were produced before the court again wherefrom the court sent them to jail for judicial remand. Now the Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has again has sent them to jail for further 14 days.