KARACHI: The Customs Court directed customs officials to complete investigations and submit final charge-sheet in four mis-declaration scams filed by Examining Officer Mir Hammal Khan, MCC Appraisement West and others.
On September 29, 2018, court also extended pre-arrest bail of suspects granted earlier by the court.
According to the first information report, on a credible information was received in this directorate general that certain importers are involved in import/clearance of used machinery items by mis-declaration of description and value aiming at evasion of liable duty/taxes besides clearance of used items in violation of Appendix-C of the Import Policy Order, 2106.
A team of customs officials re-examined the cleared consignments of grounded containers and as a result of re-examination, gross mis-declaration of description was found besides clearance of undeclared/used banned items including used bench drill machine with motor, used tyre changer machine, used bar bending machine, used bakery mixer, used welding machine, iron and steel, remeltable scrape consisting of drill, electric parts, robin, packing machine pressure washer exchanger, used wheel castor, used frequency inverter total 83 items, estimated value of the goods has been worked out to Rs6,883,804 as against declared value of Rs6,227,120 involving evasion of duty and taxes amounting to Rs773,002 which are recoverable from the importer, FIR added
Investigations further revealed that the above named importer in collusion with the clearing agent, M/s Toheed Brothers, Karachi have individually and collectively violated the provisions of Section 16, 25, 32 (1) & (2) 32(2) 32(A) & 70 (i) of the Customs act, 1969 read with Appendix-C of Import Policy Order 2016 and other related laws.