KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has served another three Contravention Reports on certain toy importers for evading legitimate government revenue to the tune of around Rs15 million through mis-declaring the description of imported goods, which brings total contraventions to eight.
Deputy Collector Abeer Jawaid and Principal Appraiser Hamood-ur-Rehman detected the case and served the contravention reports.
However, the adjudication process has not been initiated in any of the cases as the Customs adjudication is under extreme pressure.
The toy importers through inserting this provision in the GD attempted to provide a legal cover to their wrongdoing, and Customs would not practice any leniency on this accord, the official categorically said adding the importers very well knew what they were bringing and yet they mis-declared to evade government revenue.
As many as three Contravention Reports are served on M/s Xing Enterprises and two are served on M/s One Ten World for deliberately concealing the actual description of the goods to take an attempt for getting the goods assessed on suppressed value for evading legitimate amount of taxes. Three more contravention reports have also been served on the same cartel.
Chief Collector Appraisement South Abdul Rasheed Sheikh has alerted all the collectorates and dry ports as Pakistan Customs is tightening the noose around a particular cartel of toy importers, who have been inflicting huge revenue loss on to the national exchequer through evading government revenue through mis-declaration of description of the imported goods.
Customs has detected a mega scam of toy imports as the importers grossly mis-declared the goods in terms of description and PCT knowingly with the intention to evade legitimate amount of duty and taxes and have violated mandatory provisions of law.
MCC Port Qasim has detected certain other WeBOC IDs which said cartel of toy importers have been using to import toys on suppressed values and evading government revenue.
Earlier, a committee of MCC Appraisement East identified one Imran Ali aka Molvi is the front man of this cartel who have been importing toys evading government revenue.
Sources said these importers have been involved in blackmailing and pressurizing the officers/officials through the use of a weekly magazine and a third-rated news channel. They attempted to blackmail and character assassination of Additional Collector Yaseen Murtaza and Principal Appraiser Dost Mohammad. However, the customs did not succumb of these tactics.
It may be mentioned here that one principal appraiser and four appraising officers are facing disciplinary action as these succumbed to the pressure and practices leniency.