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Seizure of 9.5kg gold: Air hostess gets 10 years’ jail

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 24th January, 2023 12:20:46 PM
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Seizure of 9.5kg gold: Air hostess gets 10 years’ jail

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced an air hostess to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment over the seizure of 9.5 kilograms of smuggled gold found in her possession during a search at Shahjalal International Airport in 2019.

Faisal Atiq Bin Kader, the judge of the First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's court, pronounced the sentence in presence of Rokeya Sheikh Moushumi in the courtroom.

Confirming the news, state counsel Shahabuddin Mia said the judge fined Rokeya Tk 50,000. She will have to serve three more months if she does not pay the fines.

The judge acquitted three others -- Sohel Khan, Asaduzzaman Prokash alias Bappy and Farid Hossain Jonny -- as the charges brought against them were not proven.

Police arrested Rokeya at the airport on Sept 5, 2019, upon her arrival from Muscat via Chattogram.

The Armed Police Battalion personnel found 82 gold bars taped to her body. The market price of the gold was Tk 41 million.

The court framed the charges against the accused in February 2021.