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One remanded over cocaine smuggling

Update : 30 Jun 2015, 10:12 AM

A Chittagong court has placed Golam Mostafa Sohel, who was held for his alleged involvement with the cocaine consignment seized at Chittagong port, on a five-day remand.

Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Farid Alam passed the order Tuesday after the Bandar police produced him before the court.

The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate on Saturday night seized 2,140kg liquid cocaine at Chittagong port which was imported in the name of sunflower oil.

The cocaine worth Tk100 crore was imported in a container.

A team of CMP’s Detective Branch on Saturday afternoon detained Nur Mohammad, owner of importer Khan Jahan Ali Limited.

Nur said during interrogation that Sohel, one of the employees of the company, imported the consignment and used the company’s official pad and address to place the order.

Police then arrested Sohel who said the consignment was sent by one of his expatriate relatives in England and was actually imported from Bolivia.

He also disclosed to police the location of the container in the port’s yard.

The Bandar police filed a case against Nur Mohammad under Narcotic control act.

Following the filing of the case, another Chittagong court directed the authorities concerned to implicate Sohel in the case.

Later, the Bandar police showed him arrested in the case and produced before the court on Tuesday afternoon.

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