09:56 PM, January 03, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:00 PM, January 03, 2018

Biman sweeper held with 60 gold bars at Sylhet airport

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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.