MCC Appraisement East lodges FIRs against several for tax/duty evasion

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has lodged three FIRs against several accused (a cartel) for evasion of duty/taxes by mis-declaring of description and quantity, twisting description in such a way to avoid application of Valuation Ruling.

Information was received through Collector MCC Appraisement East Nadeem Memon in R&D Section that accused importers M/s Laiba Traders, M/s Rana Enterprises and M/s Aleem Enterprises with active connivance of their clearing agent Muhammad Ashraf s/o Din Muhammad, Zeeshan Liaqat s/o Rana Liaqat Ali and other partners of M/s Mayo Enterprises had committed misdeclaration in imported.

On checking WeBOC system, it was learnt that the GDs were under process of clearance, which were intercepted and a joint examination of the goods by R&D with shed staff was ordered. On physical examination conducted on the directives of Additional Collector Rizwan Bashir by Deputy Collector Rana Arslan, Principal Appraiser Ibrahim Khan, Appraising Officers Khawer Hashmi, Kaleem Chatha and Senior Preventive Officer Malak Hashim, the veracity of the information has been established.

It may be mentioned here that Senior Preventive Officer Malak Hasim is transferred back to MCC Preventive; however he is still serving R&D East and MCC Preventive. Malak is an expert in intelligence and investigation.

The examination of consignment imported by M/s Aleem Enterprises recovered the goods valuing US$15,258 instead of declared value of US$5,000. The accused attempted to evade legitimate revenue to the tune of Rs1.302 million.

The examination of consignment imported by M/s Rana Enterprises recovered the goods valuing US$96,922 instead of declared value of US$10,500. The accused attempted to evade legitimate revenue to the tune of Rs10.377 million.

The examination of consignment imported by M/s Aleem Enterprises recovered the goods valuing US$135,998 instead of declared value of US$10,000. The accused attempted to evade legitimate revenue to the tune of Rs8.013 million.

The goods have been seized and handed over to the terminal operator SAPT for safe custody till conclusion of this investigation. Cases have been lodged against the above mentioned accused and investigations are underway.

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