Five arrested over Indian currency seizure at Chittagong port
21 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Law enforcers arrested five people in connection with the Sunday’s seizure of Indian foreign currencies in the port.
The arrestees were identified as chairman of C&F agent flash trade international M Shamimur Rahman, its managing director Asadullah, business partner Ahmed Ullah, driver M Kawser and another man Touhidul Islam.
Director General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Mainul Khan said a team of customs intelligence officials with the help of police arrested the five people after conducting drives in different areas of the city from Sunday night to Monday noon.
A Marshal Island flag carrying ship of ‘MV Prosper’ with four containers from Fujairah port of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached the Chittagong port around 7:30pm on Sunday.
Customs officials found the currencies in four cartons when they scanned a container, he said.
The customs officials also kept the three other containers for examining.
Customs officials said the four containers were brought here on false declaration.
On information, National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman M Najibur Rahman and high officials of CCID visited the spot at night.