ISLAMABAD: A team of Directorate General Custom Intelligence and Investigation has seized another container, containing wine and beer, used CLI telephone sets and other restricted items smuggled by M/S KK Metal Industries, Sambrial Sialkot, under the garb of import of computer broken parts from Australia by availing transshipment facilities. The market value of the seized goods is Rs 64 million involving duty and taxes of Rs 43 million.
It is pertinent to mention here that the scam has already been unearthed by the Directorate of Customs Intelligence that M/s KK Metal Industries, in connivance with various elements, are criminally involved in the smuggling of foreign origin mobile phones, tablets, DVD, LED TVs, satellite receiver under the garb of computer broken parts.
According to details, the staff of Directorate General identified another container bearing no: TEMU8407148 (40), containing banned items smuggled by M/s KK Metal under the garb of computer parts from Australia against BL No700180600-05.07.2017, IGM No KAPE-355-10.08.2017and index no. 450, which was being transhiped from MCC, Appraisement (East), Karachi to Sambrial Dry Port.
During physical examination of the said container conducted in association with the staff of Customs Appraisement (East), resulted into the recovery of the Wozu Patriarch Shiraz Australian wine and Victoria VB Bitler beer smuggled under the grab of declared description of computer broken parts. Import of wine and beer is banned as per S # 14 of Appendix-A of IPO, 2017.
Directorate General Custom Intelligence & Investigation has prepared an interim challan and submitted the same before the Customs Special Court for trial proceedings.
Further investigation to unearth the entire racket involved in the scam is underway which require sufficient time to finalize. Efforts are also underway to arrest the absconding accused persons.