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Runaway clearing agent among two arrested by DI&I over mis-declaration

Runaway clearing agent among two arrested by DI&I over mis-declaration

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi has arrested two persons including the importer and the clearing agent for mis-declaration and tax evasion in share of customs duty on import of cloth at a large scale.

The customs clearing agent was at first able to escape from the office of the directorate. He was later arrested and handed over to the police. Enquiry is being underway to sort out how he escaped in the presence of the officials. In case of negligence or assistance of officials concerned, they will be dealt accordingly.

As per details, mis-declaration was made on consignments in container no. MAGU 5112121 to evade millions or rupees. When the customs intelligence officers received the information from the officials concerned, they initiated examinations.

On thorough checking valuable cloth was found in large quantity. On this the customs intelligence officers held the representative of the customs clearing agency and registered an FIR. During this period the clearing agent escaped.

Customs authorities have forwarded the case to the court. The court has accepted bail before arrest for one of the persons arrested.

After the incident security of the office of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi has been beefed up.