Customs officials detained a young man along with 65 gold bars, weighing 6.5kg, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Monday night.
The arrestee is Md Rajib Dewan, 35, hailing from Munshiganj district.He landed at the airport at around 11.00pm by a flight of Singapore Airlines (flight no-SQ446) from Singapore.
Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Customs House Othello Chowdhury said acting on tip-off, a team of customs officials followed Rajib from the boarding bridge.
‘We challenged Rajib while crossing the green channel but he denied carrying anything illegal,’ he added.
At one stage, the team searched his body and recovered six packets wrapped with scotch tape that were hidden in his pants, the customs official said.
Later, a total of 65 gold bars, worth around Tk3.25 crore, were recovered from the packets.
A case was filed with Airport police station in this connection.