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Court summons port, customs officials to explain Ctg liquid cocaine seizure
Observer Online Desk
Published : Saturday, 4 July, 2015,  Time : 10:21 PM,  View Count : 6
Chittagong: A court here on Saturday summoned the officials concerned of the Chittagong Port Authority and the customs department to appear before it by Sunday to explain how the liquid cocaine reached the port.

Jafar Alam, director (admin) of the port authority, said the Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court summoned the officials to present their explanation about the seizure of liquid cocaine at Chittagong port on June 8.

Meanwhile, Chittagong Metropolitan Police formed a ten-member probe committee to investigate the seizure of the liquid cocaine.

Presence of liquid cocaine was detected in 107 drums of a consignment of Bolivian sunflower oil which the customs intelligence officials seized at Chittagong port on June 8 last.

Laboratory tests on the liquid samples from the consignment have detected cocaine in the 185kg drums, which was imported under the name of Bolivian sunflower oil.

Sub-inspector of Bandar Police Station Osman Goni filed a case against Nur Mohammad, owner of ‘Khan Jahan Ali Limited’, and its employee Sohel in this connection under the Narcotics Control Act on June 28.

Police arrested Sohel soon after the consignment seizure and he was put on 5-day remand.

On July 2, a Chittagong court placed three people, arrested from the capital on June 30 in connection with the seizure of liquid cocaine at Chittagong Port, on a 10-day remand each.

Those who were remanded are Atiqur Rahman, commercial executive of Mondol Group, a garment exporter company, A K Azad, manager of Cosco Bangladesh Shipping Lines Ltd and Mostafa Kamal, an official of a developer company.

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