Humayun Kabir: Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday said it has found massive corruption by customs house and port authorities of Mongla port as well as cases of extortion and corruption at Burimari land port.
The employees of Customs House at the Mongla port were involved with corruption worth Tk 15.69 crore in 2016-17 fiscal, said the study titled ‘Burimari Land Port & Customs Station and Mongla Port & Custom House: Governance Challenges in Import-Export and Way Out’, reports The Daily Star.
At a press conference, TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman revealed that the watchdog has also found corruption worth Tk 4.61 crore conducted by Mongla port authorities during the same period.
Meanwhile, at the Burimari Land Port corruption estimated Tk 17.10 lakh were committed by Land port authorities and Customs station in the fiscal year 2017-18 fiscal.
Along with that, Transport Workers Union extort Tk 900 from each truck with a total of Tk 5.41 crore extortion each year at the Burimari Land port.
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