Man held with 5kg gold at Dhaka airport

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 13:09, Mar 04,2021


Customs officials arrested a man with 5kg gold, worth Tk 3.20 crore, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Thursday, officials said.

Abul Khayer, a resident of Cumilla, was intercepted by customs officials on his arrival from Saudi Arabia around 12:45am on Thursday.

Deputy commissioner of Dhaka customs house, said that a flight from Saudi Arabia landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:00pm on Wednesday.

‘Based on a tip-off, a customs preventive team challenged Abul Khayer as he was about to leave the airport and recovered 5.2 kg gold worth Tk 3.20 crore from his cabin baggage around 12:45am,’ he said.

Abul was detained by customs officials and handed over to the airport police.

 A case was filed in this regard, officials said.



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