KARACHI: MCC Appraisement West has arrested one Mehmood Ayaz of M/s Ayan Enterprises and acquired 7-day remand of the accused. He was wanted in the case of attempting to import auto parts through mis-declaration.

He had appeared before the court for the confirmation of his bail. However, Customs Court dismissed the interim bail application of Mehmood Ayaz of M/s Ayan Enterprises.

On the directives of Deputy Collector Rana Aftab, the brave Investigation Officer Mohammad Ahmed quite efficiently arrested the accused while he was coming out of the court.

M/s. Ayan Enterprises had imported a consignment declared to contain BGF brand, Hydraulic Cylinders for Automotive Vehicles and Brake/wheel/Clutch/Cylinders for fork lifters from Taiwan. The importers electronically filed Goods Declaration for clearance thereof, by self-assessing and paying upfront duty and taxes amounting to Rs.589,991.

The consignment was selected for physical examination on the basis of declarations and electronically uploaded import documents. On physical examination, the printed part numbers pasted on packing of goods were tallied with manufacturers catalog of BGF of Tarwan. The Goods Declaration was accordingly processed in the light of examination report and the provided catalogue which was also available on the website of the said manufacturer.

In the meantime, while the goods were still lying at the Port/KICT within the jurisdiction of the Collectorate, a credible information was received to the effect that the importer was attempting to clear the goods/parts meant for auto vehicles in garb of machinery/fork lifter parts to evade the duty and taxes

In order to confirm the authenticity of the information the container was re-examined at KICT and through market enquiry from the local shop keepers/dealers of auto-parts, it was confirmed that the goods contained auto parts for Toyota vehicles.