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Benapole port customs seize truck laden with pesticides

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  • 18 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Benapole port customs seize truck laden with pesticides

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BENAPOLE: Customs officials have seized ‘cotton’ consignment along with illegal pesticides in Benapole port on Sunday night.

The consignment was seized from the Indian truck terminal at the port.

According to a press release issued by Benapole Customs House, Dhaka-based importer Maxons Spinning Mills Ltd imported the cotton consignment from India.

Whose customs manifest No. 2292/16. The consignment was imported with 18 trucks.

The exporter is Rotus Dressesfas Company Ltd. of Kolkata.

Abdur Rashid Mia, Joint Commissioner-1, seized the Indian truck numbered WB-51-5436 on the instructions of Commissioner Abdul Aziz after receiving information from a secret source.

The shipment was later inspected by IRM Deputy Commissioner Anupam Chakma and seized pesticides, tobacco and vegetable seeds.

Benapole C&F Agents Association President Mofizur Rahmana Sajan said, an external smuggling ring has loaded these products into Indian cotton trucks. Only Indian truck drivers have to take this responsibility. Importers and C&F agents were not involved in the incident.