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Tax evasion: Customs PMBQ submits FIR against M/s Union Enterprise

Tax evasion: Customs PMBQ submits FIR against M/s Union Enterprise

KARACHI: Investigation officer of Model Customs Collectorate of Export Port Muhammad Bin Qasim (PMBQ) has submitted first information report (FIR) against Akhtar Jameel Rehmani, owner of M/s Union Enterprises, for evasion of duty and taxes worth Rs208, 660, 526.2.

On 23 January 2021, investigation officer submitted that a credible information was received in the Collectorate of Customs Export Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, Karachi that in Export Processing Zone, Karachi namely M/s Union Enterprise in involved in smuggling of exported goods into tariff area without payment of duties and taxes, in order to confirm the information, the Collectorate undertook the audit of the unit for the last calendar 2020 and immediately reached the premises of manufacturing unit on Dec 05, 2020 which was found locked from inside and it was reliable leant that the unit was out of manufacturing operation for last many months.

He further submitted that during the investigation, it was revealed that the investor has exported abroad certain goods garment gowns, jeans garments, disposable table cover, disposable gowns, men’s T-shirts and hoodies total weighing 10, 780 kg but these goods are not made up from the goods imported in last calendar year 2020.

He further submitted that it has been established that the investigation of M/s Union Enterprises has smuggled huge quantity of the imported high value goods to the tariff area causing huge loss to national exchequer from its legitimate revenue amounting to Rs208,660,526.2.

After the hearing, court took FIR into court record and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit progress report for next date of hearing.