Customs officials at the Chattogram port have seized Tk 6.62-crore worth goods meant for export to the Philippines on the ground of "wrong declaration" intended to evade tax.
The goods, belonging to a private firm, were confiscated by the Audit, Investigation and Research (AIR) division during checking at the Chattogram port on January 11, officials said on Wednesday.
‘RM Sourcing Bangladesh’, based in the Uttara area of the capital, the officials said, opened a letter of credit against Tk 29 lakh. But during the audit, the Customs officials found garments worth Tk 6,62 crore.
Deputy commissioner of Customs (AIR) Sharfuddin Mia said, “There should have been 24,344 pieces of garment items but we found nearly 5.70 lakh pieces."
Legal action will be taken against the firm for violation of the Customs Act, he said.