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Over 18kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 2 held

Over 18kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 2 held

Customs intelligence detained two passengers and seized 161 gold bars, weighing over 18 kilogrammes, from their possession at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainees -- Shamsuddin, hailing from Chandpur, and Abu Syed, from Chittagong, -- arrived in Dhaka from Dubai by Emirate Airways flight EK582 around 8:30am. On secret information, customs...

Mamata in Dhaka after 17 yrs

Mamata in Dhaka after 17 yrs

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Dhaka this evening on a three-day trip, which both the neighbours view as a visit to strengthen ties between the two countries. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran received Mamata at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on her arrival by an Air India flight. Later, she was taken to Sonargaon Hotel in the city where she will be staying. Before leaving Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Mamata said this is a very emotional moment for her as she is visiting Bangladesh to attend the ‘Bhasha Dibas’ event on February 21. “This is a very emotional moment for...

Indian Rs 60 lakh seized at Dhaka airport

Indian Rs 60 lakh seized at Dhaka airport

Customs officials today confiscated Indian currency worth around Rs 60 lakh at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The currencies were recovered from an abandoned bag around 12:30pm, said Kazi Md Ziauddin, joint commissioner of airport customs. The bag arrived at the airport around 9:00am this morning from Turkey, in a Turkish Airlines flight, he...

Biman flight makes emergency landing

Biman flight makes emergency landing

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport after one of the two engines of Boeing 777-200ER aircraft developed a problem around eight minutes after it took off from Chittagong for Dubai. The flight BG 047 took off from Chittagong airport at 12:33am today. Approximately eight minutes into...

Passenger from Pakistan held with ‘fake’ Indian Rupees

Passenger from Pakistan held with ‘fake’ Indian Rupees

Customs Intelligence officials have arrested a person, with allegedly fake 70 lakh Indian Rupees in his possession, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka today. The arrestee, named Akram, have arrived at Dhaka around 12:15pm from Karachi by a Pakistan Airways flight number PK266, said Dr Moinul Khan, director general of Customs Intelligence. Acting...

60kg gold found in Biman flight

60kg gold found in Biman flight

Customs intelligence officials today seized at least 60 kilogrammes of gold from a toilet of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The gold bars were recovered during a search conducted on a tip-off in the Biman aircraft from Dubai that landed at the airport around 8:30am, said Mostafizur...

5 senior BNP leaders to receive Koko’s coffin

5 senior BNP leaders to receive Koko’s coffin

Five senior leaders of BNP will receive the coffin of Arafat Rahman Koko on its arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport tomorrow morning. The leaders are: BNP stating committee members Moyeen Khan and Nazrul Islam Khan and the party’s Vice-Chairman Abdullah Al Noman and its central leaders Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf and Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury. The BNP high command formed the committee this evening. Koko’s close relatives will also remain present during the arrival of the coffin by a flight of the Malaysia Airlines around 11:30am. Koko, younger son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, died Saturday at his rented house in Kuala Lumpur following cardiac aliments.

Pakistani held with 80 lakh Indian rupees

Pakistani held with 80 lakh Indian rupees

Customs officials arrested a Pakistani national and seized 80 lakh Indian rupees from his possession at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this evening. Imran Mahmud, arrived at the airport from Karachi via Doha by a flight of Qatar Airways around 6:00pm, Kazi Md Ziauddin, a joint commissioner of customs, told The Daily Star. On information, a...

4.2kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 1 held

4.2kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 1 held

Customs officials detained a man along with 4.2 kg gold hidden in his shoes and undergarments from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today. The 36 gold bars worth about Tk 2.2 crore were found from Anis Mia, 23, a resident of Chittagong, after searching his body, said Umme Nahida Akter, an assistant director of...

510 tortoises seized at Dhaka airport

510 tortoises seized at Dhaka airport

Customs officials claimed of rescuing 150 tortoises from being smuggled abroad at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The tortoises were rescued alive in a crackdown, conducted upon a tip-off, near the Gate 1 around 10:30am, said Jewela Khatun, assistant commissioner of the airport’s customs. No one could be detained in this connection,...

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