The consignment was shown to be worth 57 5,796 and 8 6,489 while they were valued at ہزار 78,000 and 68 68,000 respectively. Two cases were registered (Photo: File)
Karachi: Pakistan Customs Appraisal East Collectorate foiled smuggling of polyester fabric under the guise of second hand cloth.
Sources said that the importers of consignments imported from China, with the connivance of clearing agents, included second hand mix cloth, mixed print, T-shirts, men’s and women’s clothing in the goods declaration submitted to the customs department for clearance of consignments. Jackets, coats and sweaters were shown.
Sources said that the importers of these two consignments had also misrepresented the value of their consignments in which Messrs. Western Regis valued their consignment at 57 5796 while Messrs. Wasila Enterprises misrepresented the value of their consignment in the goods declaration of 64 6489. In fact, the consignment of M / s Wasila Enterprises is worth 78 78,000 while the consignment of M / s Western Rex is worth 68 68,000.
Two separate cases have been registered by the customs authorities against Syed Javed, director of M / s Wasila Enterprises and Abdul Rehman, owner of M / s Western Regis, Qaiser Abbas, owner of M / s Ali, and Shamsullah, owner of M / s CPAC Enterprises. The registration process has begun.
According to the FIR lodged by the Customs Department, the consignments were selected for examination by the system on arrival at the GDs red channel submitted by the importers, after which the consignments were examined by the concerned officers. During the investigation, it was revealed that the imported consignments were trying to smuggle large quantities of cloth instead of second hand cloth, for which the Customs Department charged the accused with attempting to cause heavy damage to the national exchequer. I filed a case against the accused.