Man held with 1.5kg gold at Dhaka airport

Published: May 02, 2018 17:13:49 | Updated: May 03, 2018 12:44:38

Customs intelligence on Wednesday seized 15 gold bars weighing 1.5kg and detained a man in this connection at Green Channel area of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport (HSIA) in the capital.

The detainee was identified as Mohammad Kamal Hossain, an inhabitant of Burirchang upazila in Cumilla, reports BSS.

"Each gold bar weighs 100-gram and the gold is worth about Taka 7.5 million," Deputy Commissioner of Customs Intelligence Athello Chowdhury told BSS this afternoon.

Tipped off, Kamal was intercepted at the green channel soon after he arrived in Dhaka from Bangkok by an aircraft of Thai Airways around 2.30pm.

A case was lodged in this connection.

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