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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,...

Another gold haul at airport

Another gold haul at airport

Customs officials seized 43 kilograms of gold bars smuggled into the country with garment accessories from the air freight unit at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early yesterday. It is the biggest haul of smuggled gold at the cargo unit of the airport in the last 12 years, said Moinul Khan, director general...

43kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

43kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Customs Intelligence seized gold bars weighing 43 kilogrammes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today. The gold bars worth Tk 21.50 crore were found in three cartons at cargo village of the airport around 4:00am, said Mostafizur Rahman, deputy director of Customs Intelligence. On secret information, a team of Customs Intelligence conducted a...

Pakistan national held 220 cartons of cigarettes

Pakistan national held 220 cartons of cigarettes

A Pakistani national was apprehended today with 220 cartons of foreign cigarettes at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The detainee, Md Ismail, 35, landed at the airport in Qatar Airways flight from Doha around 5:00am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of customs intelligence. “Customs officials challenged him after he was spotted with suspicious behaviour...

Govt had support for Latif: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today lambasted the government for allowing sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique to come out of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport without any barrier. “It proves that the government had complete support for him,” Fakhrul said while talking to reporters after a call on with visiting Swedish Minister Isabella Lovin at the Swedish ambassador's office at Gulshan. At a press briefing later in the day at the party’s Nayapaltan office, BNP joint secretary general Rizvi...

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,...

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