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Banned cigarettes seized at Shahjalal airport, 2 detained

  • Published at 01:15 pm July 4th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:24 pm July 4th, 2017
Banned cigarettes seized at Shahjalal airport, 2 detained
Customs Intelligence seized 686 cartons of banned foreign-made cigarettes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Tuesday morning. "Acting on a tip-off, Customs members challenged Md Belal Uddin and Md Rubel, residents of Chittagong, who had been travelling from Dubai to Dhaka on different flights, and seized a total of 1,36,800 sticks of cigarettes worth Tk54.72 lakh," a Customs Intelligence press release said. According to the rules, it is illegal to import foreign-made cigarettes without anti-smoking warning. Legal actions will be taken under Customs rules in this regard.