Doctor couple held with pistol, ammo at HSIA

Staff Correspondent

23 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A doctor couple was detained at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Thursday when they tried to board a domestic flight with a firearm and bullets without any announcement

Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, Director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, said the doctor couple was scheduled to leave Dhaka for Jashore on a US-Bangla flight at 9:00 am on Thursday.

He said usually when carrying firearms, a specific procedure has to be followed with a declaration before entering the airport. But they did not comply with it. While scanning, a pistol, a magazine and five bullets were recovered from them. Later, they were handed over to law enforcement agencies.