Cigarettes worth Tk 19 lakh seized at Ctg airport
Officials of Chattogram Custom House seized huge numbers of foreign cigarettes worth Tk 19 lakh, imported under false declaration, at Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city today.
Tipped off, the custom officials recovered the cigarettes from a big carton at air freight unit of the airport around 3pm, said Suman Chakma, assistant commissioner of Custom House in Chattogram.
"We seized around 119,000 pieces of cigarettes worth Tk 19 lakh of Esse and Mond brands which had been brought by passenger Saif Uddin from United Arab Emirate on September 4," said the assistant commissioner.
However, no one was arrested in this connection yet, Suman told our Chattogram staff correspondent.
The process to file a case under Customs Act is underway, the official added.