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Appraisement West submits two more FIRs in Customs Court against suspects in tax evasion case

Appraisement West submits two more FIRs in Customs Court against suspects in tax evasion case

KARACHI: A Customs Court has taken on record of two more FIRs against suspects namely owner/ partner of M/s Arham and Co, Lahore, Ahmed Mirza Head (CSD) M/s AICT, Mehdi Sherwani, Manager (CSF-Shed) M/s AICT, Muhammad Hasan, Operation Manager, M/s Allied Xpert Logistics and others for their alleged involvement in mega tax evasion cases.

During the hearing, investigation officer of Collectorate of Customs Appraisement West appeared before the court and submitted two FIRs against the suspects, informing that the customs officials approached M/s AL-Hamd International Container Terminal, Karachi, and recovered mobile phones, tables and batteries from a container.

The investigation officer informed the court that the accused imported mobile, tablets and batteries in the garb of  pallets disperse dyes code of goods 3204.11 and 4 pallets refrigerator parts code of goods 8418.99, involving duties and taxes in millions of rupees.

After his arguments, the court took first information reports on record and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit a charge sheet against suspects.

A case was registered under sections 2 (s), 16, 32, 43 to 45, 138, 155D, 155E, 155H, 1551 and 178 of the customs act, 1969, read with SRO 566 (1)/ 2005 dated 06/06/2005 and section 3 (1) of the imports and exports (control) act, 1950 punishable under clauses 8, 9, 14, 100 & 101 of section 156 (1) of the Customs Act, 1969, read with section 3 (3) of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 and section 148 of the income tax ordinance 2000, further read with appendix-B of import policy order.