KARACHI: The Customs Court issued non bail-able warrants against absconding suspects Muhammad Waqar, proprietor of M/s Qaari Traders Karachi, Farasat Ali, proprietor of M/s Impex International, Imran Khan, director of M/s Saif-ur-rehman, Nisar Ahmed and Nasir Khan who were allegedly involved in mega mis-declaration scam.
On September 3, 2019, investigation officer submitted charge sheet against the above mentioned and other arrested persons Nasir Barkat Ali, Junior Supervisor KICT, West Wharf, Waleed Ali, checker of M/s KICT, West Wharf, Ibrahim, security desk officer of KICT, West Wharf Karachi, Muhammad Saleem, checker of M/s KICTL West Wharf Karachi.
He informed the court that above mentioned suspects imported goods and declared as per goods declaration of used clothing value of Rs275,488. marble slabs worth Rs289, 790, however, during the examination, customs officials found 27,750 kilograms betel nuts, old and used dialysis, new circuit breakers, copper refrigerator tubes, ball bearing & roller bearing, mobile phones, tablets assorted CCTV cameras digital video recorder, satellite receiver, finger print reader, face recognition, door access controller and cards etc worth Rs106 million approximately.
According to the interim charge sheet suspects are found in illegal deliver of seized/ confiscated betel nuts and other high value banned items by way of substitution/ swapping of consignments through tempering of container numbers, seals, record etc and evaded the duty and taxes in the tune of Rs76.65 million.
According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under Section 2 (s) (15) (16) of the Customs Act 1969 punishable under clause (89) of section 156 (i) ibid read with section 156 (2) of the Customs Act, 1969 further read with section 3 (1) of Imports & Export Control Act, 1950.