834M/TEU are shipped globally while the average cargo inspection rate stands at just 1.07% with an estimated seizure rate of 0.04%.
This causes a direct loss of $934B in customs revenues.
With our revolutionary technology, Publican enables government agencies to eradicate fraudulent trade and ensure prosperity.
MISDECLARATION OF AUTO PARTS TO AVOID CUSTOMS TARIFFS
The client, a West African Customs administration, approached Publican to help accelerate their digital transformation efforts while also safeguarding against revenue loss in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publican automatically flagged a shipment of disassembled motorcycles from Vietnam. By detecting abnormalities between the shipped goods and the shipper’s scope of business, the declared HS code and the commodity desc, and the market value of the goods, the system flagged the shipment as high risk.
COMBATING THE IMPORT OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS
Publican flagged a sesame seed cleaning machine from India as a high-risk shipment due to discrepancies in the shipper’s cope of business (Pharmaceutical) that does not include any kind of machine, nor does it appear in the company’s brochure.
In addition, the system found that the shipper is connected to a company that distributed dangerous substances and that there was an inconsistency with the volume and weight of the declared goods.
The result: misdeclaration can be an attempt to smuggle goods that are dangerous or prohibited.
DETECTION OF DANGEROUS AND UNROADWORTHY VEHICLES
At the end of 2020, Publican started working with one of Latin America’s customs administrations. Like many other countries, this administration was dealing with the illegal import of unroadworthy vehicles, which were repaired and sold as new.
By running the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) and running a search on it. The system found images as evidence that the car was severely damaged, repaired and sold as new
The result: Publican flagged multiple highly dangerous vehicles which pose a severe risk to the safety and security of the country’s citizens and residents.
$1.3 MILLION IN SMUGGLED CASH WAS FOUND CONCEALED IN home moving boxes
All shipments processed by Publican undergo advanced rapid digital analysis and inspection to ascertain the probability of fraud. One of the cases Publican identified is the use of fraudulent shipper identity.
By automatically inspecting the phone number from the shipper’s documentation and correlating it with Publican’s unique data points, our platform found that the shipper used a stolen identity.
Furthermore, our advanced AI engines recognized that this fraud pattern – shipment entities like a shipper, agent or consignee who are using falsified contact and identification information – is related to money smuggling.
As a result, the shipment was flagged by Publican for physical inspection. Further inspection of the container revealed 1.3M USD in smuggled cash concealed within home moving boxes.
GOODS WERE FOUND TO BE MISDECLARED & $200K WORTH OF GOODS WAS RECLAIMED BY TAX AUTHORITIES
All shipments processed by Publican undergo advanced rapid digital analysis and inspection to ascertain the probability of fraud. One of the cases Publican identified is the use of fraudulent shipper identity and misdeclaration.
By automatically scanning the company’s information from the shipper’s documentation and correlating it with Publican unique data points, our engines found that the shipper is connected to a high-risk entity whose license to trade is suspended.
As a result, the shipment was flagged by Publican for physical inspection due to the risk of fraudulent shipper identity. Further inspection of the container revealed undecleared goods worth 200,000 USD.
$12 MILLION WORTH OF FAKE VIAGRA PILLS SEIZED FROM CHINA
All shipments processed by Publican undergo advanced rapid digital analysis and inspection to ascertain the probability of fraud. One of the cases Publican identified is the use of a false declaration of the origin of the goods.
By automatically scanning the profiles of all entities involved in the shipments, alongside the declared trade routes, Publican uncovered the fact that the shipper is in reality a shell Chinese company with a history of trade in counterfeit medicines.
As a result, the shipment was flagged by Publican for physical inspection due to the risk of an immediate hazard. The physical inspection revealed 50,000 fake erectile dysfunction pills in two containerized cargos.