Illegal electronics, cosmetics worth Tk 27cr seized
Thereport24.com Correspondent, Dhaka:
Customs intelligence seized illegally imported electronic goods and cosmetics worth about Taka 27 crore after raiding a warehouse in the city's Motijheel area.
Acting on a tipoff, members of the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation conducted the raid on the warehouse of the M/S Max Electro Industries at Toynbee Circular Road, Motijheel and seized the electronic and cosmetic items imported by dodging duties. The products include ACs and TVs of different brands.
The customs intelligence sealed off the warehouse. National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman Nojibor Rahman visited the warehouse today and said stern action will be taken against those involved in importing the products, reports BSS.
Talking to journalists, he said that an organized group is involved in importing the electronic and cosmetic products. Investigation is going on and if involvement of any revenue official is found, legal action will be taken against them, he added.
According to the customs, the cosmetic products were adulterated. Some containers of perfume items were open and packed with locally produced chemicals.
Ends/thereport24.com/HB/Oct 26, 2016