Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) officials seized 98 coronary stents worth around Tk 2 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday.
A stent is a tube or other device placed in the body to create a passage between two hollow spaces. The most common use for coronary stents is in the coronary arteries.
Prior approval of the Directorate General of Drug Administration is mandatory for importing such equipment.
CIID Assistant Director Ummeh Nahida said the medical equipment were seized as those were brought without the approval of the directorate.
Orient Export Import Company Ltd brought the consignment from India. The consignment reached the airport freight on June 21 last by a Jet Airways flight, she said, adding that the CIID officials seized the goods from the airport freight on a tip-off.