CHATTOGRAM: Customs officials seized huge cigarettes imported under false declaration at Chattogram port on Thursday.
Sources said ‘Marhaba Fresh Fruits’ of the city’s Station Road area announced to import apple fruit from the UAE and engaged ‘Jime Enterprise’ of Madarbari area as clearing and forwarding (C&F) agent.
They found 2219,000 pieces of cigarette of different brands inside 754 cartons of apple among the total 1,120 cartons in the 40-feet container.
They brought the cigarettes tactfully inside the cartons of the apple.
Customs Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Salauddin Rizvi said the importer attempted to dodge a duty and tax amount of around Tk 5.30 crore through bringing the cigarette worth around Tk 1.37 crore.