In yet another case of misuse of bond facility, the Customs Bond Commissionerate (CBC), Dhaka, recently seized over 100 tonnes of fabrics in a drive in 3 markets at Islampur in Dhaka.
The raw fabrics were reportedly imported from China, South Korea and India at zero duty facility to export after making garment items, as per reports.
“Owners of the godowns did not come after repeated calls and that is why we broke the lock open. Moreover, the people who were present during the drive failed to show any valid documents,” maintained Assistant Commissioner Md. Al Amin, who participated in the drive carried by a team of CBC Dhaka led by Deputy Commissioner Rajvee Ahmed, during which the CBC team found the fabrics at 3 godowns.
“Those who imported the fabrics, action under customs act would be taken against them,” said Al Amin adding the CBC Dhaka has started the process to find out the sources of the fabrics.
It may be mentioned here that concerned authorities conducted over 150 preventive drives from February last to stop the misuse of the bond facility and suspended license of 232 firms for their alleged involvement in irregularities.