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Man held with 25 gold bars at Dhaka airport

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 23rd September, 2021 12:20:21 PM
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Man held with 25 gold bars at Dhaka airport

A preventive team of Dhaka Customs House arrested a man along with 25 gold bars, weighing 2.9kg, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Wednesday night.

The detainee has been identified as Md Ripon, a resident of Cumilla district.

Deputy Commissioner of the Dhaka Customs House (preventive team) Md Sanoarul Kabir said that based on a tip-off, officials intercepted Ripon at the airport around 11.15pm upon his arrival from Riyadh on a Saudi Airlines flight.

"Upon frisking, our officials found the 25 gold bars weighing 2.99kg hidden in the sleeves of his jacket. The estimated market value of the seized gold is Tk 2 crore," he said.

Ripon was later handed over to the Airport Police Station. A case will be filed against him in this connection, the official said.