PV Online Report : Customs authorities have destroyed 236 containers of goods lying in Chittagong port that are not eligible for auction. All these products are being destroyed by making a big hole in the dumping zone of the City Corporation adjacent to the embankment in Halishahar Anand Bazar of the city.
A total of 382 containers of products listed for destruction include onions, ginger, apples, dragon fruit, oranges, grapes, frozen fish, buffalo meat, fish food, salt, garlic, sunflower oil and coffee. Santosh Saren, Deputy Commissioner of Auction Branch of Chittagong Customs said, 8 days ago we started the process of destruction of 382 containers lying in Chittagong port.
Due to adverse weather conditions we were not able to destroy the same amount of products every day. On an average we destroy around 30 containers per day. It may take us another 4 days to complete the entire demolition process. Port users say auctioning non-eligible goods is a huge problem for the port.
Many times customs cannot destroy non-auction goods due to legal complications. As a result, there is a jam for all these containers in the port yard. Customs should permanently designate a place for destruction of non-auctionable goods.