KARACHI: MCC Appraisement West has served a Show Cause Notice on M/s E-Movers Pvt Ltd as an FIR has been lodged against the bonded carrier for its involvement in clandestine removal of high value and high tariff goods off the transshipment cargo during transit.

MCC Appraisement West has advised M/s E-Movers Pvt Ltd to appear at a hearing on May 02, 2017 to represent their viewpoint and defend the case that why their license should not be suspended.

The FIR was lodged against M/s E-Movers Pvt Ltd about two years ago and now Collector Appraisement West Shahnaz Maqbool has initiated proceedings into the case.

It may be noted here that this mega scam of replacing high-value/high-tariff goods of the transshipment consignments with low-value/low-tariff goods has caused a loss of over Rs1.0 billion to the national exchequer. Customs collected all the evidences and calculated the loss of revenue of over Rs1.0 billion.

MCC Peshawar had lodged an FIR against M/s E-Movers dated September 07, 2016 after it was confirmed that the goods in the transshipment cargo had been replaced during transit. Mansoor Shaikh in the meantime had got bail-before-arrest from the Court.

MCC Peshawar in November 2016 summoned Mansoor Sheikh of M/s E-Movers to appear before the investigation officer.

Deputy Collector Mohammad Zakir Khan moved the case file to Collector Peshawar that the subject bonded carrier had not joined investigations and did not responded to official summons. Moreover, the vehicles that were involved in the replacement of transshipment (TP) cargo, were still in operations.

Mohammad Zakir Khan moved the file to Collector Peshawar Qurban Ali that the Customs must approach the Court seeking suspension of the bail before arrest of Mansoor Shaikh. But, the file was misplaced and no appeal was filed before the Court against the bail before arrest of Mansoor Shaikh.

NAB Peshawar has also taken this high profile case and investigations are underway.