Customs detains man with 60 gold bars in Sylhet

Published: June 08, 2018 16:46:24 | Updated: June 08, 2018 19:34:05

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A joint team of customs intelligence and armed police battalion (APBN) arrested a man along with 60 gold bars weighing around 10kg from Sylhet Osmani International Airport on Friday morning.

The arrestee is Iqbal Hossain, 26, son of Sheikh Ahmed, a resident of Madhyam Kanchan area under Sajkani village in Chattogram.

Joynal Abedin, additional superintendent of APBN Sylhet-7, said that a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG-222 from Mascot in Oman landed here around 10:05 am.

On suspicion, the team searched the luggage of Iqbal, a passenger of the flight, and recovered the gold bars worth Tk 38.6 million, reports UNB.

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