MCC Appraisement West obtains remand of accused in container swapping scam

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement West has obtained two-day remand of a number of accused involved in fraudulent clearance of seized/confiscated containers.

MCC Appraisement West has lodged an FIR against several accused for illegal delivery of seized/confiscated betel nut and other high value banned items by way of substitution/swapping of consignments through tampering of container numbers, seals etc.

Collector Wajid Ali formed a team comprising ADC Saeed Watoo, DC Falik Sher, DC Asim Awan, PA Shafiullah, AO Ghani Soomro and a comprehensive scrutiny and verification of unclaimed cargo at various container terminals will start from Monday.

Customs authorities have already arrested the accused including Muhammad Waqar of M/s Qaari Traders, Farasat Ali of M/s Impex International, Imran Khan s/o Saif-ur-rehman of M/s Saif-ur-Rehman & Brothers, Nasir Khan, Nisar, Nasir Barkat Ali, Waleed Ali, Ibrahim, Muhammad Saleem, M/s Facilities Shipping Agency and certain staff of M/s Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT).

Investigations are proceeding, and raids are being conducted to arrest other associates in the crime.

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