28 gold bars worth Tk 2.8cr seized at HSIA

Staff Correspondent

1 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Twenty-eight gold bars weighing around 3.24 kgs were seized by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Friday.

Customs Intelligence began surveillance at various points of the airport to prevent smuggling, after a tip-off about the gold bars was sent to the CIID office, said a press release.

The gold bars were finally found at 1:59 am under a seat of Biman flight BG-5046 which arrived from Dubai.

The estimated market value of the bars is over Tk 2.8 crore, the press release added.