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.
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.