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Passenger held with gold worth Tk 1.5 crore at Dhaka airport

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th September, 2021 01:16:40 PM
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Passenger held with gold worth Tk 1.5 crore at Dhaka airport

A preventive team of Dhaka Customs House arrested a man along with gold, weighing 1.22 kilogram, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Saturday night.

The arrestee is identified as Anwar Hossain.

Sources at the airport revealed Anwar landed at the airport by a flight of Emirates Airlines EK-584 from Dubai.

Sanwarul Kabir, Deputy Commissioner of Customs House (Preventive), said acting on a tip-off, Members of the Preventive Team of the Customs House took position at the key points of the airport. At one stage, the officials challenged Anwar for his suspicious movement when he was crossing the boarding bridge of the airport. Later, they found 1.22 kilogram of gold hidden in his rectum.

The value of the seized gold was estimated around TK 1.5 crore, he added.

He was handed over to the police after filing a case against him under the Customs Act.