9kgs gold seized at Dhaka airport

Published: 17 May 2018 | Updated: 17 May 2018   

Online Desk

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Customs officials recovered 80 gold bars weighing 9.28 kgs from a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Thursday.

Ataul Islam, inspector custom, said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG-087 landed at the airport from Kualalampur around 4:30am.

Tipped off, a team of customs officials, led by Fahmida Mehzabin, deputy commissioner (customs) conducted a search operation in the flight and recovered the gold bars worth Tk 4.68 crore from under a seat wrapped in black scotch tape.

However, no one was arrested in this connection.

With UNB inputs 

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