Customs officials foil bid to evade Rs. 3.8mn in import duty in Karachi

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KARACHI: Customs officers on Tuesday foiled a bid to evade Rs. 3.8mn in import obligation by means of under-invoicing and misreporting the imported supplies, ARY Information reported.

In line with particulars, the Intelligence Unit of Mannequin Customs Collectorate (Appraisement) East acquired a tip-off about an try to import miscellaneous objects within the guise of ‘used equipment’.

M/s Zulfiqar Merchants Faisalabad had imported a container stuffed with miscellaneous objects from Malaysia and had reported it for use equipment valued at $9000 (PKR 1,265,310).

Upon receiving the data, the customs officers seized the container at Pakistan Worldwide Container Terminal (PICT) and inspected it.

It was discovered to comprise objects of various makes use of together with audio system and mics, used medical gear, metal pipe fittings and bolts, instruments, synthetic jewelry, used air compressors and different objects.

Customs estimated the objects to be valued at Rs. 7 million, thereby foiling an try to evade Rs. 3.eight million in authorities dues.

The importer Zulfiqar was arrested by the customs officers and is presently underneath investigation.

Learn Extra: Man trafficking drugs hidden in fruits arrested at Peshawar Airport

The Customs officers on March four had foiled an try to smuggle cellphones value million of rupees close to outdated Toll Plaza in Rawalpindi.

The officers had seized 1,799 telephones, arrested two smugglers and in addition seized their automobile on the outdated Toll Plaza.

The arrested individuals have been transporting smuggled cellphones from Peshawar to Rawalpindi.

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