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Court orders further probe into Ctg cocaine seizure

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Thursday 07 September, 2017 10:09:32 pm

Court orders further probe into Ctg cocaine seizure

Chittagong, Sept 7 (UNB) - A court here on Thursday ordered further investigation with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) into the seizure of liquid cocaine at Chittagong Port. 

Chittagong Metropolitan Session’s Judge Md Shahe Nur directed for probing the incident by an officer of Rab-7 with the status of an additional police super, said Public Prosecutor Fakhruddin Chowdhury. 

On June 8, 2015, customs intelligence officials seized a container of liquid cocaine detected in one of the 107 drums of a consignment of Bolivian sunflower oil. 

On June 28 of the same year, police filed a case under the Narcotics Control Act against Nur Mohammad, owner of ‘Khan Jahan Ali Limited’, and some others. 

On November 19 last, assistant commissioner (North) of Detective Branch (DB) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police M Qaruzzaman, also investigation officer of the case, submitted a chargesheet against eight people.

On May 14 last, Nur Mohammad’s name was dropped from the chargesheet in the smuggling case and on August 9, the state demanded further investigation into the incident.