KARACHI: MCC Peshawar has arrested Sajid Hussain of M/s Iqra International, who was wanted in the transshipment (TP) cargo replacement case.
Collector Peshawar Qurban Ali Shah had advised his team to effect arrest of the accused, who is said to be the main culprit. A team led by Deputy Collector Zahir Khan and comprising Superintendent Hamid Pervez and Inspectors Abdul Jalil and Nazim Ali Shah arrested the accused.
During initial interrogations, the accused disclosed all the details about the entire TP replacement business. It was known that Sajid Hussain was the front man, however he also disclosed the names of complete chain involved in this dirty business.
It may be mentioned here that several FIRs have been lodged against M/s Iqra International including four by MCC Peshawar and one by MCC Appraisement West.
TP replacement has been a menace plaguing the country’s economy. Goods are imported from Dubai and goods mentioned in the IGM are under vague descriptions. These consignments are then moved to dry ports and the goods being high value are replaced with lower value goods during transit. The pilfered goods are then distributed among the actual buyers, basically shop owners.
It may be mentioned here that these carriers book orders on ‘done basis’ with the buyers and then the goods are delivered to them at their places. MCC Peshawar has found around 1,000 TP containers, which were pilfered during the transit.
Sources said that one Ayub Jan s/o Mohammad Israil is the main culprit behind the entire TP replacement scam and it is said that most of the consignment which are pilfered during the transit are basically Ayub Jan’s consignments and are imported in the name of just paper-companies. Ayub Jan is in the custody of MCC Preventive, Karachi and he was arrested in Peshawar for his involvement in the smuggling of liquor and explosive materials.