Pakistan Custom has uncovered high dutiable goods being imported in the garb of Magazines and Printed matter at Jinnah International Airport Karachi.
Initial investigations revealed that the misdeclaration caused the national exchequer Rs 50 million in customs duties.
Three persons involved in this scam were arrested.
This was announced by customs officials in a media brief held at AFU Karachi. Deputy Collector Shoaib Raza informed the media and display recovered items.
Shoaib Raza told that M/S Paradise E-commerce Solutions, a Karachi based eCommerce Company, imported 51 packages with a total weight of 690 Kgs imported through a company based in America. In import documents, this consignment declared the items as Magazines and Printed Matter.
During the inspection, it was confirmed that company has declared and Cosmetics, Food Supplements, Vitamins, Ladies Purses various other household and electronic goods were found in the packages. One heavy duty 3D printer, which can only be imported after getting a NOC from Ministry of Interior, was also found in the shipment.
The value of the goods seized is Rs. 33,91, 514 and duty taxes amount to Rs. 28,54,943.
During the investigation, it revealed that company was involved in massive fraud by clearing high-value dutiable goods in the garb of newspaper and magazines. The company’s previous record of 25 shipments has also been retrieved and the duty and taxes evaded so far are estimated to be more than Rs. 50 million.
Customs registered an FIR against M/S Paradise E-commerce Solutions and arrested three people involved in misdeclaration of goods.
Proprietor of M/S Paradise E-commerce Solutions, M Najib Markatiya, company Operation Manager, Waseem Ahmed, and Clearing In charge, Rafique Ahmed Siddique, were arrested.