FBCCI president Abdul Matlub Ahmad has claimed that authorities have not done enough to stop smuggling of gold into Bangladesh.
He made the comment at a seminar on Saturday in the presence of finance minister and the chief of National Board of Revenue (NBR).
“Every day we see people getting caught while trying to smuggle gold. But the real culprits remain elusive.”
“I really want to know who these people are who are bringing in these gold,” said Ahmad.
He urged the authorities to do more than merely confiscating the smuggled goods and catching the ‘mules.’
Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) chief Moinul Khan read out the key note paper at the seminar on ways to combat smuggling and tax evasion.
He said in the past three years three tonnes of gold worth Tk 14.5 billion were seized and 130 persons were arrested by the customs for smuggling gold.