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Court summons more witnesses in heroin smuggling case

LAHORE: Session Court Additional Session Judge Shahid Bashir Chaudhary summoned more witnesses in a case of Rs 100 million heroin smuggling. During previous hearing, court recorded the statements of three customs employees in heroin smuggling case and the case was adjourned for next hearing and customs officials were directed to make sure their presence along with new witnesses. It is ... Read More »

Customs confiscates 500 bottles of alcohol during Eid holidays

LAHORE: The Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport confiscated as many as 500 alcohol bottles and large number of mobile phones from passengers travelling via different flights during four days of Eid holidays at Allama Iqbal International Airport. Sources told Customs Today that the customs team conducted operations in different flights coming from different countries. Most of the ... Read More »

Customs Preventive cancels auction of smuggled apples  

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive on Tuesday canceled the auction of apples that were confiscated from Lahore. There were only few purchasers who were interested in auction of the apples and they gave fewer rates against apples of Rs8.1 million. Highest rate that was announced by a purchaser was only Rs3.2 million which is far less than the real rate ... Read More »

Customs Wagha foils bid to smuggle huge quantity of Indian cloths & jewelry

LAHORE: The Customs Appraisement team deputed at Wagha border foiled an attempt of smuggling of huge quantity of Indian cloths and other household goods. Sources told Customs Today that on suspicious movement, customs team intercepted three passengers at Wagha border and checked their luggage. During search they found that Indian passengers were trying to smuggle big quantity of cloths, jewelry ... Read More »

Customs Court approves remand of accused involved in mobile smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has handed over three accused to Customs I&P team for interrogation in a mobile phones smuggling case. Customs Court has approved their physical custody for two days. Earlier the Customs Collectorate of Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized large quantity of smuggled mobile phones in an enforcement activity. Sources told Customs ... Read More »

Customs Court issues arrest warrants of accused involved in ACs case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti -Smuggling issued arrest warrants of the accused in a case of non-duty paid air conditioners smuggling case. According to details the customs court has issued warrants of the accused Majeed Khan. Earlier, the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) had seized huge quantity of smuggled air conditioners in an enforcement activity. Sources told that ... Read More »

Customs Court approves physical remand of accused involved in ACs smuggling case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling handed over accused Majid Ali to Customs Investigation & Prosecution team for two days more for interrogation in a case of smuggling of huge quantity of air conditioners. According to details accused was produced before the court by customs team where they asked for extension of his physical remand for ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes huge quantity of non-duty paid mobile phones

LAHORE: Customs Collectorate of Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized large quantity of smuggled mobile phones in an enforcement activity. Sources told Customs Today that a team on directions of Collector Customs Faiz Ahmad received credible information regarding movement of smuggled goods. He immediately directed ASO Agha Qadeer to tighten the vigilance. The ASO staff raided a house near Karin Hospital ... Read More »

Pak-India trade plunges to $1.25b during current fiscal year

LAHORE: Trade activities between Pakistan and India have slowed down in current fiscal year of 2017-18, as the bilateral trade between the two rival nations has dropped to $1.25 billion from $2.4 billion of five years ago in 2013. Sources in trade and industry said that Pakistan and India are presently doing a total bilateral trade of around $5 billion ... Read More »

Customs Court approves physical remand of accused involved in ACs smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation & Anti-Smuggling on Thursday handed over accused Majid Ali to customs Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) team for interrogation in a case of smuggling of huge quantity of air conditioners. According to details accused was produced before the court by customs team where they asked for his physical remand of five days but ... Read More »

Court could not record statements of Customs officials due to shortage of time

LAHORE: Additional Session Judge Shahid Bashir Chaudhary on Wednesday could not recorded the statements of three Customs employees in a heroin smuggling case and adjourned the hearing of case till June 5. Accused Czech lady and his facilitator Shoaib Hafeez were also present in court hearing. Customs officials were summoned by the court to record their statements but due to ... Read More »

Customs court imposes penalty on drivers involved in HSD smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling imposed a fine of Rs100,000 each on eighteen truck drivers, who were involved in smuggling of high speed diesel (HSD). According to details available to Customs Today, the Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has announced its verdict in smuggling case and imposed a fine of Rs 100,000 ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes two drones from passenger at Lahore airport

LAHORE: The Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Monday morning foiled an attempt to smuggle illegally imported drones from a passenger. Sources told Customs Today, Customs Preventive team intercepted a passenger Rashid Mehmood, son of Mohammad Hanif, who arrived from South Africa and recovered two costly remote drones with high definition cameras from his possession. Customs ... Read More »

Customs submits record of confiscated mobiles to FIA

LAHORE: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation on Monday submitted all record confiscated mobiles to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). As per details available to Customs Today Customs I & I has given all record of the confiscated mobile phones to FIA for investigation in to the matter. It is necessary to mention here that Lahore High Court in criminal ... Read More »

Court records more statements of Customs officials in heroin-smuggling case

LAHORE: Session Court Additional Session Judge Shahid Bashir Chaudhary on Tuesday recorded statements of three more Customs employees in heroin-smuggling case and adjourned the hearing of case till May 29. Accused Czech woman and his facilitator Shoaib Hafeez were also present in the court hearing. Earlier on last Wednesday during hearing Customs inspector Saleem Ahmed Malik and In-charge Customs godown Yousaf ... Read More »

Khaqan Babar takes charge as judge of Customs Court

LAHORE: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court judge Khaqan Babar has taken charge of his new assignment on Tuesday and started hearing of the cases. On his first day in the court, he presided over a meeting with his staff and directed all the staff members to work with honesty and dedication. He said that court will start functioning with full ... Read More »

Customs AFU asks CAA to provide electricity generators at cargo section

LAHORE: The Customs Collectorate of Preventive Air Freight Unit (AFU) at Allama Iqbal International Airport has written a letter to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to provide them a power generator because of problems during load shedding. According to details available to Customs Today that cargo section is facing serious issues due to lack of backup power during load shedding and ... Read More »

Court records more statements of customs officials in heroin smuggling case

LAHORE: Session Court Additional Session Judge Shahid Bashir Chaudhary on Wednesday record statements of two more customs employees in heroin smuggling case and adjourned the hearing of case till May 21 2018. According to the details, accused Czech lady and his facilitator Shoaib Hafeez were also present in court hearing. Earlier on last Wednesday during hearing customs inspector Saleem Ahmed ... Read More »

Customs services disturbed badly at Lahore Airport due to electricity breakdown

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs Preventive failed to provide services at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday from 8am to 4pm due to long breakdown of electricity. Customs Preventive was unable to enter data of import and export. All importers, exporters, and customs staff waited for whole day to start their work and to proceed necessary actions on import and export but ... Read More »

Customs issues notification of transfer & posting of three officers

LAHORE: The Pakistan Customs has issued notification of transfers and postings of three senior officials on Tuesday. According to sources of Customs Today, Deputy Director IOCO North Erum Suhail is transferred to audit department. Deputy Collector Tahira Javed who was working in Customs Collectorate of Appraisement transferred to Customs Preventive. She as per notification appointed as Additional Collector Preventive. Pirzada ... Read More »