The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday detained a revenue officer of the Chattogram Customs House with Tk 6 lakh in suspected bribe money.
ACC officials detained Nazim Uddin Ahmed after receiving a complaint on its hotline.
The anti-graft watchdog raided his office on the ground floor of the customs house in the evening.
Nazim has been temporarily suspended, said Fayzur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner of the customs.
ACC Deputy Director Mahbubul Alam said the commission received a complaint on its hotline number 106 yesterday morning about Nazim being bribed by shipping agents.
“Following the complaint, Director General Mohammad Munir Chowdhury called the ACC's Chattogram office and asked it to investigate.... the ACC officials raided the office and found Tk 6 lakh in a drawer,” said Mahbubul.
ACC officials also found a list of nine shipping agents who might have gave the money to the suspect.
After the incident, ACC officials took the suspect into their custody, he added.
Shipping Agents' Association president Ahsanul Haque Chowdhury said shipping agents are often forced to bribe customs officials to get clearance for importing goods.