Clearance of banned pharmaceutical chemical; Bail application of Chandna rejected

KARACHI: The Customs Court has rejected the bail application of Mohammad Ali Chandna and fixed the hearing in import and clearance of banned pharmaceutical chemicals for March 25, 2015.

Chandna was given into the custody of R&D Appraisement East on a remand, which ended On March 19, 2015 and he was presented before link judge Noor Aslam.

Chandna is the prime suspect in high profile case pertaining to the import and fraudulent clearance of pharmaceutical chemical, which is otherwise banned as per the Import Policy Order.

Chandna of M/s Pure Enterprises was importing Pharmaceutical raw material with the vague description of “SDO” & “Preservative ACJC” from China at the lowest declared value of $ 0.30/kg.

It was known the impugned pharmaceutical material is in fact consisting of Paracetamol and Aspirin which being costly items. The declared / assessed value should have not less than $4/kg & $6/kg respectively. Further, the import of these goods is restricted in accordance with the provisions of Drugs (Import & Export), Rules, 1976 and Import Policy Order 2013-14. As the scam was detected, R&D East lodged an FIR against the accused and later arrested him.

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