Customs court sends suspect booked for mis-declaration to jail

The Customs Court sent a suspect namely Muhammad Waseem, proprietor of M/s Waseem Enterprises, to jail on judicial remand, who was booked in a case of evasion of duties and taxes on import of high-end branded perfumes.

On November 27, 2018, investigation officer of Customs Appraisement East produced the above mentioned suspect before the court along with First Information Report (FIR) and informed that said suspects imported a consignment and declared as 224 Dec-Unit deodorant body spray UAE branded value of US$ 464/kg, 44 Dec-Dnit Eua De-Toilet spray un-branded value of US$102.272/ kilograms, 248 liquid cleaner un-branded value of $1.612/kilogram, 2 Dec, Unit Air Freshener UAE branded worth $37.7/kg.

He further submitted that during the examination, customs officials found the consignment as 1505 kg (net contents) assorted high-end branded perfumes of France/ UK/ USA origin etc, value of US$82,790 as per Valuation Ruling No 861/2016 dated 06/6/2016 and evaded the duty and taxes in the tune of Rs13,660,350.

He said that the evasion of duties and taxes on import of high-end branded perfumes through mis-declaration of description quantity, brands, origins and value in the grab of low priced toiletries.

According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of Section 32A, 79, 121 and 192 of the Customs Act, 1969 punishable under Clauses 14A, 43, 44, 45, 63 and 86 of Section 156(1) ibid read with allied laws and procedure.