Customs officials arrested a man along with 34 gold bars at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Wednesday morning.
The detainee has been identified as Saiful Islam of Lohagara upazila in Chattogram.
Tipped off, a team of Customs intelligence sleuths frisked Saidul on board the aircraft and seized the gold bars.
“A process is on to take legal steps against the detainee,” said deputy commissioner of Customs Intelligence, AKM Sultan Mahmud.
The local gold traders and stakeholders hailed the customs and other officials for carrying out successful drives.
The officials deserve appreciation for the recovery of smuggled golds and arrest of the culprits as a matter of routine, they said.