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Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Star Online Report

Customs intelligence officials detained a man with 1.373 kilogrammes of gold worth Tk 65 lakh from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today.

Arrestee Ziaur Rahman, 40, of Munshiganj landed the airport from Malaysia by a Malaysian Airlines flight, MH 196, around 12:15am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of Customs Intelligence.

A team of the intelligence found two gold bars weighing 1.273 grams and jewellery of 100 grams after searching his handbag at the airport compound, the official said.

The detainee has been handed over to police, she added.

Published: 10:56 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Last modified: 9:07 pm Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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