KARACHI: The Customs Court directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against suspects belonged to M/s Al-Aswed Associates, M/s ERA Marine Agencies, M/s Shufs Logistics, clearing forwarding agents who were nominated in first information report for evading duties and taxes in the tune of Rs74, 036, 216.
On August 10, 2019, investigation officer submits that first information report was lodged against Imran, owner of M/s Al-Aswed Associates, Muhammad Irfan, M/s ERA Marine Agencies, Ihtishaam and Muhammad Idress, M/s Shufs Logistics, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ahsan, Muzammil and argued that an information was received that the above mentioned importers imported a consignment declared to 92 bales of used clothing weighing 16600 kilogram manifested to have been shipped from United Kingdom contrary to actual port of loading Jabel Ali, UAE.
He further submits that information further revealed that the importers in active connivance with their clearing agents and other accomplices have mis-declared the description, quantity, origin, classification of the imported goods by submitting false, fake and fabricated information to evade legitimate of government revenue.
He disclosed that during the examination of said consignment, customs officials found multi-function printers, used laptops, laptops cables, smart phones, used LG tables with SIM and others goods having total value of Rs70, 874, 595.
Investigation officer said that during the investigation, it was revealed that above mentioned importers submitted incorrect information committed a fraud by issuing false bill of lading by mentioning port of loading as London Gatway instead of actual port of loading Jabel Ali UAE, therefore, case was registered against them for violation of customs act and for incorrect information submitted to the customs have become basis this fraud/ offence and facilitated the importer and their accomplices to defraud customs as well as national exchequer.