KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Intelligence & Investigation led by Shaukat Ali has made remarkable performance in the last four months as its various directorates realized revenue of Rs8.479 million in various cases.
A consignment declared to contain polyethylene plastic packing/ wrapping material in rolls imported by M/s. Royal International, Lahore was online blocked by the Directorate after having been assigned to gate out staff from MCC, Appraisement (West), assessed by the Collectorate at $1.20/kg . On physical examination the goods were found to be shrinkable polyethylene film assessable at $ 2.62/kg. When confronted the importer voluntarily submitted pay order for the differential amount of duty and taxes amounting to Rs1.597 million.
During on-line monitoring, a consignment of aluminum wire imported by M/s. 99 Star Corporation, Lahore from China was blocked by the staff of the Directorate after having been assigned to gate staff. The goods were cleared under PCT 7605.2900 instead of actual PCT 8544.1900. When confronted, the importer voluntarily tendered pay order for the evaded amount.
During on-line monitoring, a consignment of menthol crystal imported by M/s. Merck (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi from India was blocked by the staff of the Directorate after having been assigned to gate staff. The goods were cleared at $ 18/kg instead of $30/kg. When confronted, the importer voluntarily tendered pay order for the evaded amount.
Similarly sizeable revenue was recovered from M/s Tahir Engineering Works, Gujranwala; M/s Noorullah Hardware, Peshawar; M/s Malik Corporation, Karachi; M/s Abbot Laboratories Pakistan; M/s Zahoor Die Casting Co., Lahore and M/s Barkat Steel Mills.