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Customs seizes large consignment of liquor from Chattogram port

Customs seizes large consignment of liquor from Chattogram port

The customs seized one large consignment of foreign liquors from Chattogram port Sunday as the goods were imported under false declaration and through tax evasion.

The consignment of liquor was brought to Bangladesh under the declaration of yarn import from China by faking import permission and using the name of Dong Jin Industrial of Nilphamari's Uttara Export Processing Zone, Saiful Haque, deputy commissioner of Chattogram Customs House, said.

He added: "The seized goods are being counted. The importers evaded duty of Tk24.70 crore."

Earlier, the customs seized two large consignments of foreign liquors from Sonargaon and Narayanganj in the early hours of Saturday. The goods were also imported through Chattogram port under false declaration and through tax evasion.

Chattogram Customs House seized two containers loaded with a huge stash of foreign liquors during a special drive. The seized goods were later brought back to the port city.

The consignments of liquor were released at the port under the declaration of textured yarn and machinery imports from China by faking import permission and using the names of Cumilla EPZ's Hashy Tiger and Ishwardi EPZ's BHK Textile, Saiful said.

As the shipments contained foreign liquor with high taxable value, importers evaded a big amount of tax, he added.