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Appraisement East thwarts mis-declaration attempt

Appraisement East thwarts mis-declaration attempt

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement East thwarted an attempt to evade customs duty and taxes though mis-declaration worth millions of rupees.

According to the details, the Collectorate foiled an attempt to evade duty and taxes through mis-declaring cold steel sheets but actually importing electro-light tin plates, inflicting millions of rupees loss on the country.

The media officer of Customs Preventive Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) Syed Irfan Ali informed Custom Today that the attempt to foil mis-declaration is done under the directive of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to keep an eagle eye over the imported goods and to unearth any attempt that causes loss to the economy of the country.

The culprits involved in the heinous crime of mis-declaration tried to evade duty and taxes worth six millions of rupees which Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement East managed to unearth in a quick response and acting over the directives of the higher authorities, added the officer.

Two importers had imported Electro-Light Tin Plates from Unites States of America and Canada whereas in the goods declaration steel sheets were declared by the offenders over which contravention report was made. Initially the case was registered and further investigations started  to nab the culprits.