As a part of national counter terrorism drive, Custom Intelligence has recovered huge number of computer accessories from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
Under operation IRENE, the custom intelligence team recovered a carton filed with old computer RAM on Sunday, Moniul Khan, director general of custom intelligence, told the Dhaka Tribune.
He said the carton includes DD3, 490 pieces of 2GB and DDR-2, and 400 pieces of 1GB.
Moinul Khan said: “The package came to Bangladesh by a flight from Hong Kong. It was sent to Dhaka post office in name of Erfan Hossain of SF Enterprise of 466 Motaleb Plaza of Dhaka.
“The package has been seized under product import ban list of 2015 to 18.”
In another drive, the Custom Intelligence team recovered 25 pieces of Network Connect Router, which requires BTRC certificate for it’s import, the DG said adding that it has came to Bangladesh from China.
According to sources, the computer accessories might have been brought to Bangladesh for criminal activities.
Legal action is underway.
In a bid to stop illegal trafficking of small arms and drugs that are ending up in the hands of militants and terrorists, Customs Intelligence is carrying out a special countrywide drive in name of Operation IRENE.
Along with 33 other countries, “Operation IRENE” is going on in Bangladesh coordinated by the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO AP) of World Customs Organisations (WCO). The drive began on July 8 and it would continues till July 22.
As a part of including all forces participation in the drive, the dog Squad team of Border Guard Bangladesh would conduct a drive to trace out arms, explosives and drugs at Chittagong Port around 11am on Monday, Moinul Khan said.
The drive in the port would continue till Tuesday by the dog Squad, he added.