Preventive team of Dhaka Customs House detained a passenger from Saudi Arabia and seized gold weighing around 2.02kg from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport on Saturday noon.
The passenger was identified as Bahar Miah, of Khagrachhari district.
Sources at the airport said based on secret information, officials of Customs preventive team took position at different strategic points of the airport.
The Customs officials increased their surveillance when a flight of Saudi Airlines landed at the airport from Saudi Arabia at about 12:50pm.
When Bahar was about to leave through the Green Channel of the airport, the Customs officials challenged him, said deputy commissioner (customs preventive team) of the DCH Sadek Hossain.
During primary interrogation Bahar denied carrying any gold consignment with his position. But presence of gold was detected through scanning his luggage, he said.
Later gold bars of around 2.02kg was found from inside a pressure cooker and charger light. The gold was hidden in a unique way inside the pressure cooker and charger light so that nobody can detect it, he added.
Present market value of the gold recovered is around Taka 1.30 crore.
A case was filed with airport police station in this connection and the passenger was handed over to the police station.
Want stories like this in your inbox?
Sign up to exclusive daily email
More Stories from Country