KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has lodged 2 FIRs against a certain group of people for submitting fake/bogus pay orders of differential amount of duty and taxes for the release of their consignments.

Collector Appraisement East Nadeem Memon had advised Additional Collector Rizwan Bashir to scrutinize the security instruments received as guarantee from importers. Deputy Collector Rana Arsalan and PA Ibrahim Khan detected the scam.

Collector Appraisement West Wajid Alo has also ordered his staff to scrutinize the security instruments received as guarantee from various importers.

According to details, M/s Voroly Impex  filed Gods Declaration declared to contain textile fabric. During physical examination of the above referred consignments it was found that the importer had declared incomplete and vague description as textile fabric instead of actual description Polyester Printed Pile Fabric for Blankets classifiable under PCT code 6001.9290 liable to be assessed at higher values than the declared values.

Accordingly, a contravention was issued against the importer and case was referred to adjudicating authority. The importer and the clearing agent appeared multiple times before the officers of the Collectorate and requested release of consignment against the security amount of 20 percent fine.

The importer M/s Voroly Impex in connivance with clearing agent M/s Welcome Services and other associates Nihal, Mohsin, Taufeeq Ismail and Danish submitted fake/bogus pay orders to get the delivery of imported goods.

On scrutiny, the instruments were found to be fake and bogus. A case has been lodged and investigations are underway. It may be mentioned here that MCC port Qasim has lodged four FIRs against the same culprits for similar fraud.

An official said the accused were only the front men and they offered their services on done basis to Afghan importers. The official informed that the fabric consignments shipped to Pakistan were actually as payment against the drugs that were shipped abroad.

The above mentioned accused got these consignments released and transferred the money to Afghanistan. This money moves to Afghanistan and this money had also been used to fund terrorism in Pakistan