Two held with 32 gold bars at Shahjalal

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 13:27, Jul 31,2018 | Updated: 13:41, Jul 31,2018


Customs Preventive team at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport detained a driver of US Bangla Airlines and a passenger along with 32 gold bars on Tuesday morning.

The arrestees were identified as Md Arifuzzaman Palash, 33 a driver of US Bangla Airlines and passenger Hasan Mohammad Mohasin Chowdhury of Fatikchhari upazila in Chittagong.

Acting on a tip-off, a custom team conducted a drive in the airport around 8:00am and arrested them along with the gold bars, said Othello Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of Customs Preventive Team.

Earlier, the passenger landed at the airport by an aircraft of US Bangla Airlines (BS322) from Oman via Chittagong in the morning.

Necessary legal steps would be taken under the Customs Act, he said.

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