Members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested a man along with 40 gold bars, weighing 4.64 kilograms, from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport on Wednesday.
The arrestee has been identified as Zahid Mia, 40, of Shekhghat Kalapara area in Sylhet.
APBn Additional Superintendent Joynal Abedin said Biman flight BG EA-228 coming from Abu Dhabi landed at the airport around 6:45am, reports UNB.
Tipped off, a team of APBn conducted a search operation in the flight and seized the gold bars hidden under a seat.
Later, the team arrested Zahid for carrying the gold bars, he said adding that the current market price of the gold is around Tk 18.9 million (Tk 1.89 crore).