Friday, January 21

Expelled North Korean diplomat’s luxurious car seized at Kamlapur



Customs intelligence on Monday seized an expensive private car of Rolls Royce Ghost model of an expelled North Korean diplomat from Kamlapur in Dhaka.

We seized the silver colour car of 6600cc worth about Taka 30crore from Kamlapur ICT depot today (Monday),’ said director general (DG) of customs intelligence Dr. Mainul Khan.

The car was imported in the name of Han Son Ik, ex-first secretary of the North Korean embassy in Dhaka, with a false declaration that it’s a BMW model car and the tax of the car is Taka 22 crore, he also said.

Earlier on August last the diplomat was expelled after accusing him of smuggling banned cigarettes.

Bangladesh earlier expelled a previous North Korean first secretary in March last year after he was caught for smuggling 27 kg (60 lb) of gold—worth $1.4 million—into the country.