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Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

3 key Biman officials held for gold smuggling

3 key Biman officials held for gold smuggling

Five including three high officials of the national flag carrier -- Biman Bangladesh Airlines – were remanded today hours after detectives arrested them in a major operation to track a gold smuggling syndicate that has been active for quite some time. Though the detectives sought 10-day remand of each of the arrestees for interrogation,...

Cabin crew held with 2.3kg gold at Shahjalal

Cabin crew held with 2.3kg gold at Shahjalal

A cabin crew of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was caught red handed while smuggling gold weighing around 2.3 kilogrammes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka today. Customs intelligence officials recovered five gold bars kept beneath two anklets wrapped over both the knees of cabin crew Mazharul Afsar, 37, Abdul Matin Talukder, inspector of customs...

15kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

15kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Customs Intelligence seized gold bars and chains, weighing around 15 kilogrammes, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today. Acting on a tiff-off, a team of customs intelligence searched ladies toilet at the immigration around 1:45am and seized the gold bars and chains, weighing 12 and three kgs respectively, kept in a packet,...

2 held with 2 lakh Saudi riyal in Dhaka

2 held with 2 lakh Saudi riyal in Dhaka

In separate incidents, two persons were detained with around two lakh Saudi riyal, worth around Tk 42 lakh, from the capital today. Md Abu Hannan was held with 96,000 Saudi riyal from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 1:00am, Customs Inspector Mahbub-e-Khoda told The Daily Star. “He landed on Dhaka from a Malaysian Airlines flight. Customs...

3 held with 13kg gold at Dhaka, Ctg airports

3 held with 13kg gold at Dhaka, Ctg airports

Customs officials seized 51 gold bars weighing 13 kilograms and detained three people including a Malaysian woman at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and Chittagong Airport today. In Dhaka, the customs official detained Raja Baslima Binte Raja Malik, a Malaysian national following her suspicious movement when she was passing through the green channel,...

7.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

7.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Custom officials detained a man along with 64 gold bars, weighing around 7.5 kilogrammes, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainee is Abdul Latif, 37, a resident of Satkania upazila of Chittagong. A team of customs intercepted Latif when he was about to leave the airport with the gold stashed in...

14kg gold seized at Shahjalal airport

14kg gold seized at Shahjalal airport

Customs officials seized 120 gold bars weighing around 14kg at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this evening. Tipped off, a team of the customs officials carried out a search on a Regent Airways flight after its passengers got off and recovered the gold worth around Tk 6.5 crore from under a seat, said Abu Yoysuf,...

VANDALISM CASE

JCD central leader sent to jail

JCD central leader sent to jail

A Dhaka court today ordered to send Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) central committee’s General Secretary Habibur Rashid to jail hours after he was arrested at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The court came up with the order after rejecting a 10-day remand prayer for him in a vandalism case. Immigration police arrested Rashid at the airport around 2:45am, moments before his departure to United States defying an embargo on his travel abroad, Bazlul Karim Abed, vice-president of JCD central unit, told The Daily Star. The immigration police later handed him over to the airport police station. After producing him before the court, the law enforcers sought a 10-day remand for him in...

'Hard to quit when team is down'

'Hard to quit when team is down'

A similar scenario was in store for those who were waiting for the national cricket team at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday morning. For the umpteenth time this year, captain Mushfiqur Rahim took the helm at the press conference; replying to each and every question with caution and patience -- gambits that he...

Joining UNGA

PM leaves for US tonight

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for the United States tonight to attend the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA). An Emirates flight carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage is scheduled to take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:30pm. The flight is expected to reach John F Kennedy International Airport in New York at 8:25am (local time) on Monday. According to govt sources, Hasina is leading a nearly 200-member delegation to the UNGA this year, the biggest entourage since...

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