Airport Police arrested a Pakistani citizen today for smuggling 368 cartons of cigarettes which is generally cannot be imported into Bangladesh. Police arrested Enamullah aged about 25 years in front of the arrival terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka.
Enamullah arrived in Dhaka by an Emirates flight EK-586 from Dubai at around 3.45pm. Watching his movement suspicious, intelligence members of Airport Armed Police Battalion (AAPBn) followed him. At one stage he avoided the customs scanning area very cunningly. When Enamullah came out of the arrival ternal 1 of the airport, AAPBn members challenged him but he could not give satisfactory answers to the questions of them. Later he admitted that he has a good amount of cigarettes in his baggage. Police found 368 cartons of cigarettes of Esse light, Esse Gold and some other foreign brands from his bag. Upon interrogation, Enamullah admitted that one Rafique Mahmud from Bangladesh who came along with him by the same flight is the main culprit smuggling those illegal cigarettes into Bangladesh.
Later a legal suit was filed against him at the Airport Police Station in this connection.