KARACHI: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate Karachi has submitted the Interim charge sheet against Sohail Saleem Chisti of M/s S.S Enterprises, Humayun Rashid of M/s Moon Star International, Abdul Haq of M/s Roshan Star Traders, Muhammad Saleem of M/s Pukhraj Traders, Aslam and Zeeshan the owners of goods in M/S Hecotax Money Laundering and tax evasion scam.

The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate Karachi registered first FIR in February 2021 when Intelligence team found Imported Fabric consignments worth in Millions illegally removed and missing from Custom Bonded Warehouse M/S Hecotax without filling Ex-Bond GDs.

According to the DIT officials in the first Tax evasion case when investigations under the supervision of Deputy Director Tausif Aman Gorchani were broaden against involved Companies owners the Money Laundering aspect surfaced which resulted into the second FIR comprising on Anti Money Laundering Act.

THE Investigation Officer of Customs Intelligence & Investigation submitted a progress report and informed the court that on information, customs team approached M/S Hecotax  the Customs Bonded Warehouse SITE Phase II, M 9, Karachi, where the consignments of fabric were warehoused, on physical examination, assorted cut pieces of foreign origin cloth and artificial leather etc, were found instead of actual dutiable foreign origin assorted fabric against the goods declarations.

DIT officials told Indus Gazette during the investigation, it was found that above mentioned accused persons are involved for generation and utilization of proceeds of crime through illegal removal of dutiable in-bonded goods from customs bonded warehouse without filing of ex-bond goods declarations and evading payment of duties and taxes leviable thereon.

They further informed that after the formalities, customs officials lodged first information report for violation of under section 3 & 4 read with relevant provisions/ clauses of section VI of the Sehedule-I to the Anti-Money laundering act, 2010.

Now the Investigative team is working to complete investigation and for the submission of final in the huge tax evasion and money laundering scam.