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Chinese national gets 7 years’ jail in gold smuggling case

GreenWatch Desk Courts 2022-09-25, 5:59pm

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A Chattogram court on Sunday sentenced a Chinese national to seven years jail in a case filed with Patenga Police Station over smuggling gold.

Chattogram Metropolitan and Sessions Judge Begum Jebunnessa delivered the judgment.

The convict, Fan Rongui, was fined Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer three month more rigorous imprisonment.

According to the prosecution, customs officials detained Rongui along with 24 gold bars, weighing 2.80 kg, from Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport on May 8, 2019.

Shahrier Hossain, assistant revenue officer, lodged a complaint against the Chinese national. Police submitted chargesheet against him in 2019, reports UNB.