Customs dept confiscates wrongly declared consignment

12 April 2021 – Ludhiana

In an action against wrong declaration of an import consignment, the customs commissionerate of Ludhiana has confiscated goods at Container Freight Station, Overseas Warehousing Private Limited, (CFS-OWPL), Ramgarh.
During examination of the container, which was declared to be containing mixed metallic scrap, the customs officials found telecom equipment, tattoo needles and non-metallic scrap.

According to commissioner of customs, Ludhiana, Arvinder Singh Ranga, “On April 8, customs staff of CFS-OWPL, Ramgarh, examined a 40-foot container with bill of entry dated March 31, 2021, filed by importer M/s Saturn Metals, Mandi Gobindgarh. It had declared mix scrap (HMS, aluminium and copper) and the bill was processed by customs broker M/s RS Shipping, Ludhiana. The import consignment was examined in the presence of the joint commissioner, deputy commissioner, customs shed officers and empanelled chartered engineers, who opined that the consignment has in large quantity different material and required some time to segregate for describing exact quantity and description of each metal scrap. Preliminary inquiry was carried out again on April 10 by empanelled chartered engineers and the consignment appeared to have some non-metallic scrap along with mixed metallic scrap. Besides, some broken telecom equipment and expired tattoo needles were also found, which are subject matter of further investigation and being referred to experts and departments concerned. The goods were seized under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962.”

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