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Bid to evade tax foiled: Cosmetics laden container seized in Ctg Port

businessnews24bd.com, Chittagong

Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) detained cosmetics laden container at Chittagong Port  recently . The container filled in cosmetics goods was imported from abroad with false declaration aimed at evading  govt duties .

CIID sources said  M/s. MR Enterprises of Dhaka imported  these contraband cosmetics from UAE with declaration of  automobile accessories . CIID said bill of entry   was submitted in customs to release the container by the C&F  agent  Surma Trading co of Chittagong.

Acting on secret information, customs intelligence officials detained the container from the port shed and found valuable cosmetics inside the container instead of accessories. Later the importer released the goods paying Tk.1.11 cr  but the importer tried to release these consignment paying only T.4.50 lakh with misdeclaration, sources said.

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