Customs officials today saw themselves with a solid sum of contraband goods found in four of the dozen containers seized at Chittagong port
Four of the 12 containers seized had Tk 69 crore of cigarettes, liqueurs and televisions – imported from China under false declarations, our local correspondent reports from the place.
They include two sticks of crore cigarettes, 1089 televisions and 16,117 bottles of alcoholic beverages, Moinul Khan, director general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Customs Investigations, told reporters.
Up to now, six containers of the dozen containers have been opened at the new mooring container terminal at the port, in the presence of officials of the management and local customs
Meanwhile, in the other six containers of the second shipment, an enormous amount of photocopiers, cigarettes and televisions were found, Moinul Khan added.
However, an approximation of the specificities was not available.
"We are trying to trace both the importer and the exporter as they are leaking since we investigate the irregularities in this regard," he said.
The two shipments were brought by two separate companies – Henan Anhui Agro Lc at Dumni of Khilkhet in Dhaka and Agro BD & JP of Keraniganj. Both companies are owned by a person named Khorshed Alam.
Yesterday, customs officials said that the contraband goods in the dozen containers could amount to more than 100 crore – which has been declared to be basic feeding machinery on Papers