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Stop terrorists from shipping goods, Muhith asks customs

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday asked customs officials to work in a coordinated manner with other stakeholders so that terrorists are unable to ship goods through border control points. “Terrorism has become a major issue now -- we have to control borders in a coordinated way so that terrorists cannot enter with contraband goods,” Muhith said. Muhith's comments came at a programme organised by the National Board of Revenue to mark World Customs Day, which is observed in 179 countries. Various programmes...

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...

Man held with 14 gold bars, chains in Ctg airport

Man held with 14 gold bars, chains in Ctg airport

Customs officials detained a passenger of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 14 bars and 77 chains of gold at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this morning. The detainee was identified as Mohammad Rashid, 38, resident of Rangunia upazila in the district, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Rashid landed Chittagong in a flight coming in from Dubai...

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...

Biman men in gold smuggling racket

Biman men in gold smuggling racket

  Detectives have found involvement of more than 60 officials and staff of Biman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh and customs with a gold smuggling racket at Shahjalal International Airport. Biman Bangladesh Airlines staff -- from captain to cabin crew -- and Caab security officials have links with the syndicate, according to officials of DB...

Man held at Dhaka airport with 6kgs of gold

Man held at Dhaka airport with 6kgs of gold

Customs officials this morning detained a man with six kilogrammes of gold at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The detainee was identified as Tanzilur Rahman, 30, hailing from Narayanganj, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Tanzilur was returning home on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ flight from Rome in Italy, said Sanjida Anushua, assistant commissioner of customs. He...

1 held with 7kg gold at Ctg airport

1 held with 7kg gold at Ctg airport

Customs officials detained one person along with 58 gold bars, weighing around seven kilogrammes and worth over Tk 2 crore, from Chittagong’s Shah Amanat International Airport today. The gold was found after searching Md Abdullah Al Amin, 30, a local of Chittagong, on grounds of suspicion, said Tapan Chakrabarty, assistant commissioner of airport customs. He...

1.7kg gold seized at Ctg airport

1.7kg gold seized at Ctg airport

Customs officials seized 14 gold bars worth around Tk 70 lakh from two people at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong late yesterday night. The gold was seized from two passengers identified as Md Sabuj from Comilla and Golam Morshed from Raozan of Chittagong, said Othelo Chowdhury, assistant commissioner of the airport customs. Officials seized...

Pakistani held with Rs 50 lakh at Dhaka airport

Pakistani held with Rs 50 lakh at Dhaka airport

  Customs officials arrested a Pakistani citizen along with around 50 lakh of Indian rupees at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital early today. Abdur Rahim, 35, came to Bangladesh from Qatar via Dubai a week ago, Ishrat Jahan Ruma, assistant commissioner of customs, told The Daily Star. He went the airport late last night...

2 held with 7kg gold at Dhaka airport

2 held with 7kg gold at Dhaka airport

Customs officials, in separate drives, detained two Bangladeshis with 20 gold bars weighing around 7.7 kilogrammes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this morning. The officials detained Shahnur Alam and Monjurul Haque, who came from Malaysia and Dubai, when they were passing the green channel around 6:30am and 10:30am respectively, said officials...

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