India has for the first time used a land port in Bangladesh to transport its goods in the northeastern state of Meghalaya from Kolkata as part of a bilateral accord. A goods-laden vehicle reached Meghalaya from Kolkata on Wednesday, using Sylhet's Tamabil land port under the ‘Agreement on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports for movement of goods to and from India (ACMP)'. Read: Transit: First cargo ship from India arrives at Mongla port for trial run On August 1, a goods-laden ship from Kolkata reached Mongla port on August 7. Under the consignment, a total of 16,380 metric tonnes of iron rods of Electro Steel Casting Ltd was sent to Meghalaya. Customs officials said under the ACMP, India started its transportation on an experimental basis after a trial run in 2020. In October, 2018, a deal was signed between India and Bangladesh to transport goods in north-eastern states of India using Chattogram and Mongla ports.
A Bangladeshi national was detained with a gold bar weighing 1.16 kg at Sylhet's Osmani International Airport on Thursday morning, Customs officials said. The detainee has been identified as Mainul Islam Shakil, a resident of Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet. Also read: Man detained with 11 gold bars at Sylhet airport Md Al Amin, deputy commissioner of Customs at Osmani International Airport, said Mainul arrived from Dubai this morning and was stopped for frisking as he was passing through the green channel. "We found the gold bar hidden in his bag. Legal steps are underway against the detainee,” said the official.
Two persons, including a Turkish national, have been detained at Shahjalal International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out 2.30 lakh US dollars, Customs officials said Thursday. Tipped off, a Customs team detained 42-year-old Turkish national, identified as Mehmet Remzi Calik, as he was passing through boarding bridge No 10 around 10.30pm on Wednesday. Also read:Gold worth Tk6.5 crore seized at Dhaka airport Subsequent checking of his baggage led to the seizure of 2 lakh US dollars, said Harun-or-Rashid, assistant revenue officer at Dhaka Customs House. On the other hand, Customs officials intercepted Mahmuda Firoz, 70, as she was about to board an Emirates flight to the US around 7.30pm and seized 30,500 US dollars from her possession. Also read: Man held with Yaba pills in stomach at Dhaka airport Complaints were lodged against the detainees with the Airport Police. "They have also been handed over to the cops," an official said.
Customs officials detained a man along with 28 gold bars, weighing 3 kg, from Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport on Sunday, officials said. Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Customs, Niamul Hasan said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG-136 from Jeddah landed at the airport in the morning. Also read: Man detained with 11 gold bars at Sylhet airport During scanning, the customs officials suspected existence of metal objects in the luggage of a passenger , whose name could not be known immediately, and challenged him. Later, they seized the gold bars from his luggage.
Customs officials on Thursday detained man along with 10 gold bars at Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport. The detainee was Sazzad Hossain, a passenger of BG-4136 flight that landed at the airport from Jeddah. Also read: Man detained with gold bars & foreign fags at Ctg airport The gold bars were detected while scanning the luggage of Sazzad, said Md Salauddin Rizvi, Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Airport Customs. The bars were hidden wrapped in scotch tape in lithium battery carbon inside a toy car, he said. Legal action will be taken against the detainee, he said. Also read: CAAB cleaning staff held with 41.76 kg gold bars at Dhaka airport
Customs officials at the Chattogram port have seized Tk 6.62-crore worth goods meant for export to the Philippines on the ground of "wrong declaration" intended to evade tax. The goods, belonging to a private firm, were confiscated by the Audit, Investigation and Research (AIR) division during checking at the Chattogram port on January 11, officials said on Wednesday. Read:Fire breaks out at Ctg garments factory ‘RM Sourcing Bangladesh’, based in the Uttara area of the capital, the officials said, opened a letter of credit against Tk 29 lakh. But during the audit, the Customs officials found garments worth Tk 6,62 crore. Deputy commissioner of Customs (AIR) Sharfuddin Mia said, “There should have been 24,344 pieces of garment items but we found nearly 5.70 lakh pieces." Legal action will be taken against the firm for violation of the Customs Act, he said.
Customs officials detained four people along with 11 kgs of gold at Sylhet Osmani International Airport on Monday. The detainees are Makbul Ali, son of Abdul Ahad, Bashir Uddin, son of Mantaz Ali, Sultan Ahmed, son of Najim Uddin of Kanaighat upazila and Sheikh Mohammad Zahid of Nabiganj upazila. Read: Gold worth Tk 2.5 crore seized in Chuadanga Al Amin, deputy commissioner of Sylhet Customs, said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG-248 landed at the airport around 9 am from Dubai. Tipped off, a team of customs officials challenged four passengers of the flight and recovered the gold worth Tk 7 crore from their luggage. The gold was brought tactfully concealing in iron machines and juicers after melting it, said Al Amin.
Customs officials detained two men along with 20 gold bars, paste-like gold, and various gold ornaments at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in separate drives on Thursday and Friday. The detainees were identified as MH Shiblee, and Rakibul Hasan. Read: Man held with Tk 3.5 crore worth gold at Sylhet airport Customs Detective and Investigation Circle of the airport said in a press release that based on a tip-off, officials intercepted Shiblee at the airport around 9.30 am today upon his arrival from Sylhet on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dubai. "Upon frisking, our officials found 18 gold bars weighing 2.09kg hidden in a paper bag in his luggage. The estimated market value of the seized gold is Tk 1.46 crore," said the release. On Thursday, the Customs officials, tipped off, searched Rakibul Hasan upon his arrival from Dubai on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight and seized 525 grams of paste-like gold and two gold bars and 98 grams of various gold ornaments. Read: 12 kg gold bars seized at Dhaka airport The estimated market value of the seized gold on him is Tk 59.85 lakh. The seized gold was later deposited at the Customs Warehouse. The detainees were later handed over to the Airport Police Station. A case will be filed against them in this connection, said the release.
A man was detained by Customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday night for allegedly attempting to smuggle in 25 gold bars worth Tk 2 crore. The detainee has been identified as Md Ripon, a resident of Cumilla district. Read: Youth held with 1.162 kg of gold bars smuggled from Myanmar Deputy Commissioner of the Dhaka Customs House (preventive team) Md Sanoarul Kabir said that based on a tip-off, officials intercepted Ripon at the airport around 11.15pm upon his arrival from Riyadh on a Saudi Airlines flight. "Upon frisking, our officials found the 25 gold bars weighing 2.99kg hidden in the sleeves of his jacket. The estimated market value of the seized gold is Tk 2 crore," he said. Read: Robbing gold trader: OC Saiful again placed on 4-day remand Ripon was later handed over to the Airport Police Station. A case will be filed against him in this connection, the official said.