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Customs lodges FIR against suspects in tax evasion case

Customs lodges FIR against suspects in tax evasion case

KARACHI: Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation-FBR regional office Karachi lodged First Information Report (FIR) against partners/ director/ proprietor of M/s Saif-ur-Rahman & Brothers, Zeeshan Afzal of M/s K.K Metal Industries, as well as Adnan and Muhammad Junaid in a case pertaining to smuggled/ non-duty paid contraband mobile phones, tablets, LED TVs, satellite dish receivers worth Rs 166,159,000.

During the proceedings, Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi sent Adnan son of Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad Junaid son of Abdul Razzaq to the Customs Department on physical remand.

During the hearing, investigation officer produced the above mentioned suspects before the court and informed that on credible information, officials of the Anti-Smuggling Organization intercepted a trailer Shahzore mini truck and Honda Vezel Pilot near open yard located at off Mai Kolachi Road Karachi and recovered smuggled/ non-duty paid 14,493 pieces of mobile phones valuing Rs 14,49,30,000. 2,282 pieces tablets valuing Rs1,36,92,000. 76 pieces if LED TVs valuing Rs. 11,40,000. 1,708 pieces satellite dish receivers valuing Rs34,16,000. 81,600 pieces paint markers valuing Rs8,16,000. 970 pieces mobile phones without LCD valuing Rs19,40,000. 1,549 pieces mobile accessories valuing Rs20,000. 32,000 pieces of needles valuing Rs32,000. 77 pieces TV boards valuing Rs77,000. 9600 pieces DVD-R valuing Rs96,000.

He further informed the court that during the investigation, it transpired that bonded carrier M/s Saif-ur-Rahman & Brothers solely responsible for the transhipment of the consignment and with the criminal conspiracy of above mentioned accused and others associates in crime who adopted novel modus operandi and smuggled foreign origin contraband goods under the garb of computer parts which were illegally removal from container while en-route to Sambrial Dry Port for disposal in local market. Therefore, accused are involved in evaded the duty and taxes to Rs5,35,48,797 to public exchequer.