Customs intelligence officials today seized 60 gold bars and detained one man in this connection at Sylhet Osmani International Airport.
The detainee Karimul Islam is a sweeper of Bangladesh Biman.
The sweeper entered a Fly Dubai flight (FZ595) that landed in Sylhet airport at 4:50pm from Dubai to clean it and tried to hide the gold bars in his shoes, Md Zakaria, assistant director of Customs Intelligence in Sylhet, said at a press conference in the airport this evening.
Seeing the incident, flight crew informed the customs authority, he said.
The sweeper was caught red-handed with the gold bars weighting 7kgs, the customs intelligence officer added.