Customs intelligence seized huge quantity of restricted and illegally imported medicines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
The medicines, worth Tk 1.6 crore, were found on a Hajj flight that had come from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia around 5:00pm, said director general of customs intelligence and investigation directorate Shahidul Islam.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of CIID conducted a raid on the flight (SV 808) and found the medicines inside eight travelling bags aboard it.
The medicines included Albumin injections 50ml, Lantus solo star injections, Neoral 100mg, Levemir 100ml, Anxate Flumazel capsules, Rhophylac 300mg, Victroza 6mg, Euthrox 50 mg tablets, Cipralex 10 mg, Keppra Levetiractam 500 mg, Mimpara, Novorapid 100uml, Cellcept 500 mg, One Alpha 25 mg and Salazopyrin 500ml.
Legal steps will be taken under the customs act, the official added.
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