1 lakh ATM cards seized at Dhaka airport
Customs House officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka today seized one lakh illegally imported ATM cards suspected to have been brought for use in financial crimes.
The cards, marked as of City Bank, arrived in Dhaka on a Singapore Airways flight on June 26, said Rezaul Karim, assistant commissioner of customs.
Acting on a tip-off, a preventive team of customs intercepted an unidentified man today who was to carry the cards from gate no. 2 of cargo village at the airport’s warehouse, he said.
When the consignment was being cleared without a bill of entry, the custom authorities seized the cards, but the man managed to flee the scene, the custom official said.
The cards might have been brought for “ill-intention” and financial crimes, he added.