Passenger held with 9kg gold bars at Shahjalal Airport

Published: July 06, 2017 08:56:44 | Updated: October 24, 2017 07:56:56


Customs officials arrested a passenger along with nine gold bars weighing nine kilograms at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka city on Wednesday night.

The arrestee was identified as Sirajul Islam, 41. He landed in Dhaka from Malaysia via Bangkok by a PG flight of Bangkok Airways, reports UNB.

On secret information, officials of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) challenged Sirajul while he was crossing green channel, said customs sources.

After searching his body, the officials recovered nine gold bars weighing nine kilograms and a piece of gold weighing 278 gram worth Tk 46 million (Tk 4.60 crore).

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