Khulna customs blocks another container
Khulna customs officials have halted the delivery of a container of Media Enterprise from Mongla port on suspicion of illegal imports.
The container carried by MV Kota Ratna from China arrived at Mongla port on January 18.
"We have informed NBR (National Board of Revenue) about the arrival of the ship carrying the container," said Md Hafizur Rahman, commissioner of Khulna customs, yesterday.
"But nobody has claimed ownership of the container. No bill of entry has been submitted to the customs either," he said.
"All this led us to suspect something illegal might be in the container."
Md Tasminur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Khulna customs, said the container would be opened tomorrow in the presence of the officials from NBR, Khulna customs and law-enforcement agencies.
Media Enterprise, based in Khulna, had earlier imported over 5,000 bottles of foreign liquor of Tk 6 crore under false declaration that was seized by NBR's intelligence wing on December 22.
Humayun Kabir who claimed ownership of Media Enterprise in import documents has not been traced yet.
Md Nurul Islam, the then commissioner of Khulna customs, was removed from his office and transferred to Jessore on evidence of his complicity.