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Passenger arrested with 24 gold bars in Ctg

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5th April, 2023 10:20:17 PM
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CHATTOGRAM: Officials of National Security Intelligence (NSI) arrested a passenger with 24 gold bars at Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport on Wednesday night.

The arrestee was identified as Md Atiq Ullah, hailed from Hathazari upazila in the district. 

Sources said the passenger arrived at the airport from Sharjah of United Arab Emirate (UAE) by a flight of Air Arabia at around 7:15pm.

On information, NSI officials searched luggage of the passenger at immigration lounge of the airport and found the gold bars kept tactfully inside his waist-belt.

Later, Atiq was arrested with the gold bars weighing around 2.796 kilogram  and ornaments weighing 100 grams, they said.

Market price of the gold bars and the ornaments will be around Tk 2.1 crore,  said the sources adding that the recovered gold items were handed over to the customs authority.