Huge contraband cigarettes seized at Ctg Airport


Customs intelligence and investigationofficials on Tuesday seized 247 cartons of foreign-made cigarettes from a passenger of Air Arabia Flight at Shah Amanat International Airport on Tuesday night, reports BSS. 

On a tip-off, the officials in cooperation with NSI recovered the 247 cartons foreign brand cigarette worth about Taka 4.5 lakh from shopping bags of one Iqbal Hossain Tareaq, said Assistant Commissioner of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Mohammad Readul Islam.

NSI officials challenged the passenger and checked his baggage and after checking, 247 cartoons of Easy Light brand cigarette were recovered from his possession. Later, they handed over the detained passenger along with cigarettes to Airport customs.