Four business entities laundered around Tk 380 crore in the name of exports through forged documents, reveals the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID).
These companies laundered the money at different periods, CIID Director General (DG) Fakhrul Alam told reporters at his office in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Sabiha Saiki Fashion, an organisation in Dhaka’s Dakshinkhan area, exported garment products worth Tk 18 crore against 1,780 challans to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria, the DG said.
Asia Trading Corporation in Dhaka’s Ramna exported women’s wear worth Tk 282 crore against 1,382 challans to the UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, and the UK.
Imu Trading Corporation in Dakshinkhan also exported garment products worth around Tk 62 crore against 273 challans to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Malaysia, Fakhrul said.
Another organisation named Ilham in Uttara exported garment products worth around Tk 17 crore against 39 challans.
“The money earned by these businesses through exports did not reach Bangladesh,” the CIID chief added.