Trade thru’ Benapole halts for Indian truckers’ strike

The cross-border movement of goods through the port of Benapole has been suspended since yesterday morning for a strike by Indian transport workers demanding the release of a truck seized by Bangladeshi police forces. for weapons traffic.

Customs, Bangladesh border guards and police discovered a firearm and two bullets in the Indian designated port terminal on November 9. A case has been closed.

Some 200 trucks are lining up in Bangladesh while 6,000 to 7,000 on the Indian side of the port are waiting to unload items, including rice and perishable goods.

Most of the raw materials used by the country's garment industries and factories are imported through the port.

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