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Customs seizes sugar mill in Peshawar on charges of fraud

Customs seizes sugar mill in Peshawar on charges of fraud

ISLAMABAD: Customs Collectorate, Peshawar, has seized a sugar mill allegedly involved in export subsidy fraud and tax evasion case.

According to details, an FIR has been registered against Choudhry Sugar Mills, M/s Ibrab Customs Clearing and M/s Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) for ‘deceptive’ export of 500 MT sugar from Torkham border to Afghanistan during the  period between April and August 2015. The FIR was lodged by Customs Inspector Yaqoob Shah of Torkham police station.

Sources told Customs Today that the estimated customs value of the case was Rs 1.836 million on duty/taxes. According to the FIR, the exporter got the data tampered from PRAL system by involving its staff.