Chinese national held with 48 gold bars at Dhaka airport

Published: March 24, 2019 13:26:19 | Updated: March 25, 2019 12:16:14

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Customs officials detained a Chinese national along with 48 gold bars from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday morning.

The arrestee Ruan Jinfeng, 43, landed at the airport from Dubai on an Emirates Airlines flight (EK582) at 8:00am.

While the Chinese citizen was passing through the green channel, an image of metal substances was spotted inside his luggage, said Othello Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Customs House.

Later, the gold bars weighing 5.56kg worth Tk 27.9 million were recovered after breaking open the battery of a charger light, UNB reported citing the official.

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