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Illegally imported medicine worth Tk 1.6 crore seized

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Health Desk--4 Sep’18: Members of Customs intelligence seized a huge quantity of restricted and illegally imported medicine from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.

The medicine, worth about Tk 1.6 crore, was found in a Hajj flight that came in from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia around 5:00 pm, said Dr Shahidul Islam, director general of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID).

Acting on a tip-off, a team of CIID remained alert in the airport premises, he said.

After arrival of the flight (SV 808), the team started searching luggage and found the illegal medicine inside eight luggages.

However, stern action will be taken against the concerned under the customs act, the official added.