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Customs court asks for completion of accused smuggler’s investigation challan

Customs court asks for completion of accused smuggler’s investigation challan

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has asked the investigation team of the customs I&P to complete the investigation challan of the accused arrested in smuggling of cigarettes, cloths, mobile-phones and some other items as well.

An accused Muhammad Hassan was apprehended by the customs intelligence authorities from Lahore. Customs intelligence authorities conducted an operation on intelligence based information at Band Road Lahore and held the accused.

The customs intelligence recovered smuggling and non-customs-paid clothes, mobile-phones, cigarettes, gutka and fireworks from the accused. The customs intelligence also recovered cloth from his possession. The worth of the recovered items is more than Rs3.6million in the local market.

The customs investigation team had presented him before the customs court for getting his physical remand to investigate more on the issue that was approved by the court.

Customs Judge Tahir Sabir has granted his remand for two days. After the completion of the remand, customs team will present him again before the court for further action.

Now on Saturday, customs court sent him to jail on judicial remand for 14 days and directed the customs team to submit the investigation challan in the next hearing.

The customs authorities have registered a case against him under Pakistan Customs Act-1969.