KARACHI:  MCC Appraisement West has arrested Zia-ur-Rehman alias Farooq. He was wanted in the case of attempting to import auto parts through mis-declaration.

MCC Appraisement West has already arrested one Mehmood Ayaz of M/s Ayan Enterprises. FArooq is said to be the mastermind behind this scam.

On the directives of Additional Collector Saleem Memon, Deputy Collector Saeed Watto has expedited the investigations into the case. Principal Appraiser Ahmed Nawaz and IO Mohammad Ahmed arrested Farooq.

Meanwhile, interim-challan has been submitted before 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.