Robot, spy devices seized at Shahjalal Airport

Robot, spy devices seized at Shahjalal Airport

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Dhaka – Customs intelligence officials have seized a robot and some spy and networking devices, imported under false declaration, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Capital Dhaka, UNB news agency reported.Tipped off, the CIID officials seized a consignment of 24 cartons, weighing 325 kilograms, from airfreight gate No-1 while being taken out of the airport on September 8, sources at the Customs Intelligence and investigation Directorate (CIID) said.
CIID Director General Dr Moinul Khan said the consignment was seized as those were imported illegally.
It was disclosed on Monday after confirmation that the goods were imported without permission from the authorities concerned.
The consignment was brought with false declaration of toys and computer accessories from China by an aircraft of Etihad airways.
After scrutinising the carton’s goods, the CIID officials found one ‘healthcare robot’ attached with music box, camera and remote control, 120 smart watches, 10 mini digital and 25 pen cameras (spy devices), 63 internet switches, 25 antennas, and networking accessories, including 19 base stations.
The custom officials said an electric device supply company — Mrs Global Communications at Shah Amanat City Corporation Market in Chittagong — imported the consignment through a fake declaration. Another agency, Mrs Kum Traders, was also involved in it.
A CIID official, preferring anonymity, told UNB that it needs prior permission from the Department of Drug Administration to import such heath care robot while from BTRC for importing networking devices.

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