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200 Myanmar military uniforms seized in Teknaf

March 30, 2017

Local customs have seized large quantity of Myanmar military dress and other items from Teknaf land port in Cox’s Bazar.

Among them were 200 sets of military uniform, 186 bags, 452 belts, 18 bullet bags and 50 caps, our Cox’s Bazar correspondent reports.

Other items include sandals, dried fish, tamarind seeds and pickles.

The items were seized in a raid last evening, said Mosharraf Hossain Selim, customs official of Teknaf land port. “These uniforms were smuggled into the country.”

Rahman Trading and SR Trading imported the military uniforms declaring that they were importing dried fish, tamarind seeds and pickles.

According to the documents prepared by the customs officials, a youth from Bandarban moved Rahman Trading to import the military uniforms.

Border Guard Battalion Captain Lt Col Abuzar Al Jahid said, a youth Bhu Aung Chakma was detained in this connection.

This morning, Teknaf Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge Md Main Uddin Khan said he knew nothing about the seized items and nobody was handed over to police custody.

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