Chittagong Customs House (CCH) yesterday filed a case and initiated a probe upon finding 100 sacks of sand in place of 25 tonnes of polyester yarn, in what appears to be a false declaration for laundering some Tk 27 lakh abroad.
The importer, NZ Accessories, had declared to import the “100% PCT polyester yarn” worth Tk 27 lakh from China. The consignment was brought to the Chattogram port on September 30.
But during an examination yesterday, the customs found the consignment to have sand in it, Deputy Commissioner Md Nooruddin Milon said.
CCH sources said, documents for release of the container were submitted by C&F agent Kalkini Commercial.