Supermodel Ayyan Ali’s judicial remand extended till April 11

12:30 PM | 28 Mar, 2015
Supermodel Ayyan Ali’s judicial remand extended till April 11
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RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) - The Customs court has extended the remand of model Ayyan Ali till April 11. The model was presented in a court here on Saturday.

During proceedings Ayyan’s lawyers withdrew the request to have their client transferred to class b in prison.

Ayyan Ali was arrested from the Islamabad Airport on March 14 by Customs officials and was accused of attempting to smuggle $0.5 million to Dubai. A money laundering case was filed against Ayyan and she had earlier been sent on a 14-day judicial remand to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.

The celebrity had claimed she was unaware of Customs rules on the permitted amount to carry onboard a flight undeclared, but had maintained that she had obtained the money lawfully after selling five of her properties.

The accused later submitted to the Customs investigation team proof of acquiring the hefty amount.

The evidence comprised of a letter from a private property company which outlines the property deal, and a transaction statement pertaining to the sale of property.

Customs department said the documents provided by Ayyan are ‘suspicious’, and that further investigation would take place to ascertain their authenticity.