KARACHI: The CIU of MCC Port Qasim has arrested Customs official Malik Sadabahar, wanted in the illegal clearance of ajinomoto salt.

The CIU has also obtained remand of the arrested official.

To recall MCC Port Qasim has booked M/s Mohsin Plastic Workds, one person Samiullah and Examination officer Malik Sadabahar for attempting to clear banned products through mis-declaration.

M/s Mohsin Plastic Works imported a consignment from China declared to be Ball Clay GF-12 (24,180kg). The GD was assigned for examination under red category. The assessment group made assessment on the basis of importer’s declaration and examination report. On credible information, the CIU re-examined the consignment, which found 400 bags of mono sodium glutamate (ajinomoto salt) weighing 10,000kg.

Since the ajinomoto salt is banned to be imported, the consignment was seized. From the facts and circumstances foregoing, it is established that the M/s Mohsin Plastic Works with the active collaboration of their associates namely Samiullah, Malik Sadabahar and others attempted to clear banned goods through concealing the description of goods and mis-declaration. FIR has been lodged and investigations are underway.