Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) officials seized illegal cosmetics worth around Tk 25 lakh from six passengers at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday.
CIID sources said the six passengers -- Shaheen Alam, Sheikh Khurshid Alam, Dalim Hossain, Babul, Md Mosharraf Bepari and Minar -- landed at the airport by an Mihin Lanka Airlines flight from Karachi via Colombo around 11 am.
Based on secret information, the CIID officials kept them under watch soon after they came out of the aircraft, UNB reports.
When they were about to leave the green channel, a CIID team challenged them, said CIID Director General Moinul Khan.
Huge quantities of contraband cosmetics weighing around 370 kgs were found searching 23 luggage they were carrying, he said.
The items were brought without the approval of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution as well as violating the baggage rules.