CI seizes contraband cigarettes at HSIA

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 12 Jun 2017, 00:52:11

CI seizes contraband cigarettes at HSIA

FE Report

The Customs Intelligence (CI) seized on Sunday a significant volume of contraband cigarettes worth Tk 1.2 million from the Hazrat Sahjalal International Airport (HSIA).

The CI seized 30000 sticks of illegal cigarette in 150 cartons around 12:30 pm.

Assistant Commissioner of Dhaka Customs House A. H. M Ahsanul Kabir told the FE that on the basis of secret information, CI conducted a drive at lost and found counter of the airport.

He said according to the import policy, there must have been anti-smoking warning related marks in the cigarette packets but there were no such marks on these cigarettes.

Ahsanul Kabir said such cigarettes are the products of Benson & Hedges brands of England and it is assumed that these cigarettes are imported to evade high tax.

Legal action is being taken in this regard, he said.
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