‘ Gold Bars Seized at Dhaka Airport ‘

#AceFinanceNews – DHAKA – June 05 – Officials at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, seized 48 gold bars from a cargo hold off a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Thursday.

The Dhaka-bound aircraft from Dubai was raided at 3.00 am after it landed, BD News 24 quoted customs assistant commissioner Md Ruhul Amin as saying.

The gold bars weigh 5.5 kg in all and are valued at Tk 25 million ($321,875), Amin said.

However, no one has been arrested or detained yet.

The gold bars were found hanging from a black cloth inside the cargo hold of the aircraft, Amin said.

Earlier on Tuesday, around 10 kilograms of gold were recovered and a passenger was arrested in this connection. Besides, officials seized haul of gold bars on several occasions at Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet airports over the past few months.

Meanwhile, police arrested one Nurul Islam with $40,000 dollars in his possession at the airport yesterday afternoon.

Inspector Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of Airport Police Station, said 50-year-old Nurul Islam was arrested around 3:30pm with the money.

Shah Alam said the arrestee failed to provide required documents on the seized dollars.

Hindu News – Dhaka Tribune


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