Smuggled goods worth Tk2.75 cr seized in Comilla

Smuggled goods worth Tk2.75 cr seized in Comilla

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Government agencies seized smuggled goods worth over Tk2.77 crore during different anti- smuggling drives in Comilla in March this year and arrested 173 people in this connection.
One revolver, two pistols and five bullets were recovered during the drives.The monthly discussion meeting of the district law and order committee
was apprised of the details in this regard.According to the minutes of the meeting, smuggled goods worth over Tk 2, 77, 41,291 were seized during the drives conducted by the district Task Force, Rapid Action Battalion, Border Guard Bangladesh, police, Narcotics Control Department, Customs Excise and VAT, Customs Intelligence Department and Forest Department.The goods were far less than those seized in February.In February, smuggled goods worth Tk5, 88,89,113 were seized in the district.Forest Department seized least quantity of smuggled goods.In March, the district Task Force conducted 17 drives, RAB 30, BGB 1984, Narcotics Control Department 80 and the Forest Department 35.A total of 2,471 anti-smuggling drives were conducted in March.However, the Investigation Department did not conduct any drive.During the drives, 404 cases were filed.Deputy Commissioner of Comilla Tofazzal Hossain expressed his dissatisfaction as the CID did not carry out any such drive in March.He stressed the need for conducing specific and target based drives on a regular basis.In the month of March, executive magistrates conducted 99 drives in which they realised Tk 3,48,700 from 234 people.Mobile courts conduced by them awarded 18 people different jail terms and filed 209 cases. -UNB, Comilla

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