Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) on Saturday filed five more cases with various police stations against the owners of Apan Jewellers on charges of laundering money.
The accused are – Dilder Ahmed, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed, three owners of Apan Jewellers.
These cases were filed as per the directive of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).
Assistant Revenue Officer MR Zaman Badhan, Bijoy Kumar Roy, Md Shahriar Mahmud, Mohammad Zakir Hossain and Md Ariful Islam filed the cases with Gulshan, Dhanmondi, Ramna and Uttara Police Stations. CIID chief Moinul Khan said they will look into the allegation of laundering money under section 156 (5) of Customs Act, 1969 and Section 2 (Tha) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2012 (Amendment 2015).
Earlier, CIID filed five cases with Dhaka Customs House against the owners of Apan Jewellers on charges of dodging customs duty on 15.13 maunds of gold seized from its branches. The five cases already go to trial.