FIR lodged against importer for evasion through mis-declaration

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement has lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against one Ayyaz Ahmed of M/s Ayyaz Enterprises for knowingly and willfully defrauding the exchequer of duty/taxes amounting Rs0.651 million.
According to details of the case, the accused importer imported a consignment from UK by declaring description of imported goods as ‘fabric’ and filed a WeBOC Goods Declaration (GD) and paid duty/taxes amounting Rs30,831.
However, on physical inspection it was discovered the imported goods were actually ‘snooker fabric (genuine strachan 6811 tournament poll width 1.96 meters’, which was also evident from the invoice recovered from the consignment.
Hence, the invoice received with the GD has been proved to be false and fabricated deliberately supplied by the importers causing under invoicing of the goods by 1275 percent.
Thus the importer grossly mis-declared the goods for evading government’s legitimate revenue amounting to Rs0.651 million.
The case has been registered for violating provisions of Section 32A, 79 and 192 of the Customs Act, 1969.
Further investigation is in progress and efforts are underway to arrest the culprits involved in the scam.

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