Foreign cigarettes worth Tk 1cr recovered at Shah Amanat...

Foreign cigarettes worth Tk 1cr recovered at Shah Amanat

 Chattogram Correspondent

 Published: 02:43 PM, 6 July 2022  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Customs officials recovered foreign cigarettes worth Tk 1.10 crore at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Tuesday. 

Airport Customs Deputy Commissioner Niyamul Hasan confirmed the information on Wednesday morning. 

He said tipped off, the customs officials raided the cargo warehouse of the airport and found suspicious products in various cartons. After opening the cartons, 7,262 mini cartons (14,52,400 sticks) of Super Slim Easy Special Golf, Easy Special Light, Mond Strawberry Flavor, Benson Light brands were recovered. Its estimated market value is Taka 1.10 crore. 

The customs official further said that those who are involved in bringing these cigarettes evaded huge revenue evasion. In this regard, the cigarettes have been sent to the custodian branch for confiscation in favour of the state as per the Customs Act, 1969 and other applicable laws.