Customs officials arrested a man along with 11 gold bars weighting 1.16 kg at MAG Osmani International Airport in Sylhet on Friday.
The arrestee was identified as Md Ali Ahmed of Ujan Meherpur village in Golapganj upazila of the district.
“The authorities suspected Ali Ahmed for carrying illegal items while he was crossing the green channel. Later they recovered 11 gold bars hidden inside a nebuliser, used by asthma patients and patients suffering from respiratory diseases,” the officer added.
The estimated market value of the bars is around Tk 8 million, he said adding that the passenger will be handed over to police after the filing of a case.