UAE-returnee Feni man held with Tk89 lakh gold at Dhaka airport
The customs Monday detained a man at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka with 1.216kg gold bars and jewellery worth Tk89 lakh. The detainee was identified as Md Shah Alam from Feni. He came to Dhaka on an Air Arabia flight from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dhaka Customs House Deputy Commissioner Md Riazul Islam said. Read: Tk 73000 cr being laundered through gold smuggling annually: BAJUS On information, a team of Dhaka Customs stopped him at the green channel and found the gold bars and jewellery after searching his bags. Legal action will be taken against Shah Alam, Riazul Islam said.
Customs seizes two more large consignments of liquors from Chattogram port
The customs seized two more large consignments of foreign liquors from Chattogram port Monday as the goods were imported under false declarations and through tax evasions. "We took possession of two more containers loaded with stashes of foreign liquors," Saiful Haque, deputy commissioner of Chattogram Customs House, said. The consignments of liquor were brought to Bangladesh under the declarations of yarn and resin imports by faking import permission and using the names of Mongla EPZ's VIP Industries Bangladesh and Nilphamari Uttara EPZ's Dong Jin Industrial. Also read: Man held with 12 gold bars at Ctg airport The customs seized five containers of foreign liquors in the last three days. Sunday, Chattogram Customs House took possession of one huge consignment of foreign liquors from Chattogram port. Using the name of Dong Jin of Uttara EPZ, the consignment of liquor was brought to Bangladesh under the declaration of yarn import from China by faking import permission. The importers evaded duty of Tk12.45 crore, Saiful said. Saturday, the customs seized two large consignments of foreign liquors from Sonargaon and Narayanganj. Chattogram Customs House seized two containers loaded with huge stashes of foreign liquors during a special drive. Also read: Rab nabs 4, including cop, with Yaba pills in Ctg The consignments of liquor were released at the port under the declarations of textured yarn and machinery imports from China by faking import permission and using the names of Cumilla EPZ's Hashy Tiger and Ishwardi EPZ's BHK Textile, Saiful said. As the shipments contained foreign liquor with high taxable value, importers evaded a duty of Tk24.70 crore.
Customs seizes huge consignments of liquor from Sonargaon, Narayanganj
The customs seized two large consignments of foreign liquors from Sonargaon and Narayanganj in the early hours of Saturday as the goods were imported through Chattogram port under false declaration and through tax evasion. Chattogram Customs House seized two containers loaded with a huge stash of foreign liquors during a special drive. The consignments of liquor were released at the port under the declaration of importing textured yarn and machinery from China by faking import permission and using the names of Cumilla EPZ's Hashy Tiger and Ishwardi EPZ's BHK Textile, Saiful Haque, deputy commissioner of Chattogram Customs House, said Read: C&F agents’ strike: Unloading at 11 customs station including Benapole suspended on Tuesday
Gold worth Tk6.5 crore seized at Dhaka airport
Dhaka Customs House seized 8kg gold worth Tk6.5 crore from a Biman Flight Catering Centre (BFCC) staff at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Wednesday. Mohammad Abdul Aziz Akand was held with the precious yellow metal in front of the BFCC, Md Sanwarul Kabir, a deputy commissioner at Dhaka Customs House, said. Acting on a tip-off, Dhaka Customs House officials managed to seize the gold from Aziz at 8pm after waiting for seven hours to catch him, Sanwarul added. "The gold was smuggled into a Bangladesh Biman flight that returned from Dubai. Aziz was supposed to illegally transport it. A case will be filed against him," he said. Alsor read: 1 held with 124 gold bars worth Tk 10 cr in Jashore
Cigarettes imported behind dates from Dubai to escape Tk 7.11 crore revenue: Customs
Chattogram Customs in a recent investigation found out that a company has tried to evade Tk 7 .11 crore revenue by importing cigarettes behind dates from Dubai. The consignment had 55,52,400 sticks of Mound cigarettes worth Tk 1.19 Crore, said MD Sharfuddin Mia, Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Customs House. He said the information was revealed on Sunday during a physical examination at Ispahani Summit Alliance Terminals Limited at Sagarika. Also read: Customs officials recover firearms, ammo hidden in household goods at Ctg port According to customs, a 40 feet container supposed to be filled with dates was shipped on December 27, last year from Jebel Ali port in Dubai and it reached Chattogram Port on December 30. The consignment was imported by Suchona International owned by Jahangir Alam from Boktopur in Fatikchhari upazila in Chattogram. After the importer did not submit a bill of entry for four months and the container was lying at the yard, Customs officials conducted a physical test Sunday which revealed the irregularity. Among the 2,772 cartons in the container 1,983 had cigarettes which were hidden behind 789 cartons of dates. Also read: Customs hotline starts test operation for ASYCUDA related service MD Sharfuddin Mia said, “In fear of detective surveillance the importer could not release the consignment of cigarettes from the port. Strict legal actions will be taken against importer Suchona International for trying to evade revenue.”
Customs officials recover firearms, ammo hidden in household goods at Ctg port
Customs officials recovered two eight mm pistols and 60 rounds of bullets hidden in a a consignment of household goods at Chattogram port on Sunday. Following a tip off officials conducted a search operation and recovered the firearms arms, ammunitions inside a carton with household goods brought from Italy, said Mohammad Salahuddin Rezvi, Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Customs. Also read: Customs official complain of threat on life by smugglers He said two more plastic made guns were recovered and they are suspecting those to be just toys. According to documents the consignment was sent from Rome by a Bangladeshi expat named Rajib Barua to the address of Kamrul Hasan, a resident of CGS Colony in the port city. The customs official said law enforcing force has been informed of the recovery to take action in this regard. Also read: 2 drug dealers held with firearms, drug in city
Customs official complain of threat on life by smugglers
A customs official, who received death threats from members of a smuggling syndicate, lodged a general diary (GD) with local police station seeking security. Deputy Commissioner of Benapole Customs House, Md Abdul Quaiyum lodged the GD with Benapole Port Police Station on Sunday night. Mohamamd Azizur Rahman, Commissioner of Benapole Customs, said “The passengers did not face any trouble but allegations were found from those who brought smuggled goods dodging tax as they failed to bring their goods due to a strict monitoring system. Also read: Omicron surge in India slams travel through Benapole land port Benapole is a safe route for smugglers as they illegally bring goods worth Tk several lakh in luggage and hence they are called “luggage party.” After taking charge joint Commissioner Abdur Rashid seized smuggled goods worth over Tk one crore and realized Tk 20 lakh as revenue tax, which made the smugglers angry, he said. Quaiyum said Indian smugglers come with business visa and sold their goods in Benapole before returning home. Also read: Trade through Benapole land port suspended The syndicate also carried out attacks on some customs officials who seized their goods, causing immense sufferings to the travellers who use the route.
Ctg Premier League Football: Customs SC thrash Ctg Police 4-0
Customs Sporting Club made a flying start to the GPH Ispat CJKS-CDFA Premier League Football, which began Monday at the MA Aziz Stadium. Ali Akbar Kanon of the Customs SC was named the man of the match and received his award from former national footballer Dipok Barua. Earlier, former mayor of Chattogram City Corporation and general secretary of Chattogram Jela Krira Sangstha (CJKS) AJM Nasiruddin inaugurated the league, jointly organised by CJKS and Chattagram District Football Association (CDFA). READ: Bangladesh team to leave for Maldives Tuesday in hunt for SAFF title Executive Director of the league sponsor GPH Ispat and former cricketer Shovan Mahbud Shahauddin Raj was the special guest at the function. READ: Women's Football: Sabina scores hat-trick as Bangladesh crush Hong Kong 5-0
Man held with 37 gold bars at Dhaka airport
Customs officials detained a man along with 37 gold bars worth Tk 3 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on his arrival from Saudi Arabia on Monday. The detainee was identified as Mahin Uddin from Cumilla district. Deputy Commissioner of the Dhaka Customs House (preventive team) Mohammad Abdus Sadek said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at the airport around 3:11 pm on Monday. Also read: Three held with Tk 8cr-worth liquid gold at Dhaka airport Tipped off, a preventive team of the Dhaka Customs challenged Mahin, a passenger of the flight at the boarding bridge and brought him to the green channel of the airport. Later, they recovered the gold bars weighing 4.29 Kgs from his handbag in presence of other officials. Mahin claimed that the gold bars were handed over to him by a fellow immigrant from Cumilla named Jakir Hossain at King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia, said the customs official. An anonymous man was to receive the bars from Mahin outside the airport upon arrival, he said. Also read: Man held with 52 gold bars at Dhaka airport He was handed over to the Airport Police Station. A case was filed in this connection.
Man held with 52 gold bars at Dhaka airport
Customs officials detained a man along with 52 gold bars worth Tk 4 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday night. The detainee was identified as Rakibul Hasan, hailing from Cumilla district. Deputy Commissioner of the Dhaka Customs House (preventive team) Mohammad Abdus Sadek said a flight of Saudi Airlines landed at the airport around 11:29 pm on Friday. Also read: Man held with 20 gold bars in Jashore Tipped off, a preventive team of the Dhaka Customs challenged a passenger of the flight while passing through the green channel of the airport. Later, they recovered the gold bars from the handbag of the passenger in presence of other officials. He was handed over to the Airport Police Station. A case was filed in this connection. Also read: Dubai passenger held with gold bars at Sylhet airport