National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman on Thursday said the organization has important information about those persons involved in money laundering from the country.
He said this while addressing a press conference at the NBR's conference room at Segunbagicha in the capital.
Nojibur Rahman said the NBR in collaboration with other government agencies including Bangladesh Bank continuing investigation on money laundering.
"Earlier Anti Corruption Commission was the only authority to investigate money laundering. But now other government agencies like the NBR, Bangladesh Bank are working to prevent money laundering," he added.
On Wednesday Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington-based research and advisory organization, reported that Bangladesh ranks 26th among 149 countries in the 'Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2004-2013' draining more than $5.58 billion per annum. Presenting the revenue collection data of NBR, the Chairman said in the month of November, the fifth month of the current fiscal year 2015-16, revenue growth has recorded 24 per cent.
Recent data showed despite a heavy growth in November, revenue collection by the NBR fell short of the target by Tk 8,308 crore, or 15.27 per cent, in five months of the current fiscal year due to an excessive collection target and sluggish economic activities in the country in the period.