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Biman flight attendant detained in Saudi Arabia for gold smuggling

Police arrest him upon return to Dhaka and initiate case under Special Powers Act

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A cabin crew member of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was detained in Saudi Arabia on charges of smuggling gold and other goods.

The flight attendant, FS Ziaul, was on duty as a flight attendant on Biman’s Dhaka-bound flight BG136. Saudi authorities detained him with gold and other smuggled goods before the flight left Jeddah on Monday, reports

The flight later departed with 417 passengers onboard after a one-and-a-half-hour delay, leaving Ziaul behind.

On Tuesday, FS Ziaul was brought back to Bangladesh and Dhaka airport authorities started a case against him for smuggling goods under the Special Powers Act after handing him over to the police.

Airport Police Station chief Azizul Haque Mia said FS Ziaul was placed under arrest in the case and sent to the court on Wednesday.

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