Amendment for Para 6 in Guidelines for launching of Prosecution in relation to offences punishable under the Customs Act, 1962-reg

Customs vide circular No. 12/2019-Customs dated 24-05-2019 amends para 6 of Circular no. 27/2015 which consists launching Prosecution immediately on completion of adjudication proceedings. But for some cases involving offences relating to items i.e. FCIN, arms, ammunitions and explosives, antiques, art treasures, wild life items and endangered species of flora and fauna may be preferably launched immediately after Issuance of Show Cause Notice (SCN). This Circular Includes that in case of involvement of Foreign National(s), Prosecution may be launched at the earliest, even before issuance of the Show Cause Notice. This Circular also includes Gold and foreign Currency in the List of Items mentioned in the para 6 of the previous circular No. 27/2015.

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