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CAAB guard arrested with 80 gold bars at Ctg airport

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: Officials of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) arrested a civil aviation guard with 80 pieces of gold bar from the Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport on Saturday.

The arrestee was identified as Belal Uddin, 40.

Sources said the CIID officials challenged Belal while he went out of a toilet of the airport at around 9:00am.

At one stage, Belal tried to flee, but the officials concerned caught him after a chase.

 Later, a total of 80 gold bars weighing around 9.280 kg were recovered from his possession, said the CIID Deputy Director (DD) AKM Sultan Mahmud.

Market price of the gold bars would be around Tk 6 crore, he said.

Investigation was going on to identify the persons involved in the gold smuggling, he added.