CHATTOGRAM: A Chatto-gram court on Sunday awarded seven years' imprisonment to a Chinese national in a gold smuggling case.
Chattogram Metropoli-tan Session Judge, Dr Jebunnesa Begum, also awarded a financial penalty of Tk 50,000, said
The convict is Fan Ronggui Guangdong bearing registration number EA 1724348.
Court sources said the convict arrived at Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport from Dubai in the morning on May 18, 2019. A total of 24 gold bars worth around Tk 1.20 crore were recovered from his bag at that time.
The airport Customs Assistant Revenue Officer, Shahriar Hossain, filed a case with Patenga police station in this connection.
Police pressed a charge sheet accusing the Chinese national in September of the same year, while a court framed a charge against him on February 8, 2021.
After hearing from nine witnesses, the court pronounced the verdict in the presence of the accused on Sunday, said the PP.