Appraisement West and Customs Intelligence (Enforcement) develop dispute over jurisdiction

Appraisement West and Customs Intelligence (Enforcement) develop dispute over jurisdiction

KARACHI: A dispute has developed between Directorate of Customs Intelligence (Enforcement) and MCC Appraisement West over the jurisdiction of a case for which both the directorate and collectorate lodged FIR. The Court has received both the FIRs and would ascertain the jurisdiction, after which one of the FIRs would be accepted. As per the facts reported by Directorate of Customs Intelligence, information was received that M/s Farooq Corporation was importing baby tricycle battery operated in the garb of baby trike parts through mis-declaration of description and gross under valuation. Monitoring was kept and a GD filed through M/s Sai Enterprises after having been cleared was assigned to gate out staff through Yellow Channel. The consignment was online blocked and upon examination was found to be containing Baby Tricycle battery operated instead of declared baby trike parts. An amount of Rs0.992 million was evaded. However, MCC Appraisement reports that the said consignment was selected for physical examination as a routine scrutiny in order to confirm declaration so made.on examination consignment was found to be ride-on rechargeable tricyle single seater against the declared baby trike parts. MCC Appraisement West also recorded evasion of Rs0.99 million. Now, both Directorate and Collectorate are claiming jurisdiction over the case and both are reporting different facts. Court will decide the jurisdiction of the case and afterwards, the case would proceed. It may be mentioned here that both MCC Appraisement West and Directorate of Customs Intelligence (Enforcement) have lodged FIRs under Section 32(1), 32(2) and 32A.
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