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TCS-Smart Zone case: Fake it until you make it

TCS-Smart Zone case: Fake it until you make it

Smart Zone presents counterfeit GD in court, tries to get smuggling case disposed of


ISLAMABAD: The Smart Zone on Wednesday presented fake goods declaration (GD) of the smuggled items in the special court and tried to get its arrested men released.

The Smart Zone also tried to malign the Customs Intelligence and Investigation officials and get the smuggling case disposed of. However, the customs officials foiled the attempt. The customs officials are pondering to file a fraud case against the company.

According to details, Smart Zone presented the GD in the court and tried to show that customs duty of the goods seized from a Rawalpindi warehouse was paid. The company also told the court that the customs officials had fastened the Afghan Transit stickers on the cartons.

Intelligence and Investigation Deputy Director Shahid Jaan acquired the GD from the court and forwarded it to Lahore office. After sometime the Lahore officials sent a report which said that the items mentioned in the GDs have already been released. Sources said the Smart Zone represented the list in the court to show that the customs duty of goods seized by customs officials had been paid.

Special Court Judge Muhammad Ahmed Farooq showed his anger against the company. On the other hand, the customs officials have started consultations with their lawyers to register a fraud case.