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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...

Smugglers within

At least 272 Biman officials and staff are involved in gold smuggling through three international airports of Bangladesh, according to an intelligence report. Thirty syndicates are behind the crime. Several staffers of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh are also a party to it. The Biman employees include five pilots, four co-pilots, 25 cabin crews, 15 flight stewards, five chief pursers, three flight pursers and seven junior pursers, said the report, obtained by The Daily Star. An intelligence agency submitted the report...

9kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

9kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Customs official detained a man along with 80 gold bars weighing some 9.2 kilograms at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this evening. Enamul Huq Chowdhury, 25, was held along with the gold worth around Tk 4.5 crore from the boarding bridge area around 6:30pm, said Kazi Jiauddin, joint commissioner of customs. He arrived...

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...

4.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

4.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Customs officials today arrested a passenger from Saudi Arabia and seized some 4.5kg gold from his possession at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The officials said they found 38 gold bars worth around Tk 2.3 crore after searching his bag and pockets.   A case was filed against Reazul Hasan, 41, who arrived in...

4.5kg gold seized at Ctg airport

4.5kg gold seized at Ctg airport

Customs seized 40 gold bars, weighing 4.5 kilogrammes, from a Bangladesh Biman flight at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this morning.    None was arrested in this connection, reports our Chittagong correspondent. After all the passengers got off the flight, BG-048, that landed from Abu Dhabi at 6:25am, the customs searched it and found...

One held with 9kg gold in Ctg airport

One held with 9kg gold in Ctg airport

Customs intelligence officials detained a person and seized 82 gold bars weighing 9.564 kilogrammes from his possession at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong today. The detainee Mohammad Hussain, 29, a resident of Anwara upazila in Chittagong, came here by a flight from Dubai that landed at the airport around 10.30am, reports our Chittagong...

Student held with 4kg gold

Police arrested a private university student along with 32 gold bars, worth around Tk 1.3 crore, from a bus in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni yesterday. The arrestee was identified as Mohammad Morshed, 21, son of Abul Kasem of Uttar Dolan village under Fatikchhari upazila of Chittagong. The recovery was made around 11:30am yesterday after a check-post was set up at Muhuriganj area in Feni bypass portion on Dhaka-Chittagong highway, said Chhagalnaiya Police Station OC Moazzem Hossain, adding that they had information...

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...

6.65kg gold seized at Ctg airport

6.65kg gold seized at Ctg airport

Customs officials detained one passenger with 57 gold bars weighing around 6.65 kilogrammes at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this afternoon. The detainee -- Shah Hossain, 30, of Raozan upazila in Chittagong--arrived in the port city from Dubai by a Fly Dubai flight that landed at the airport at 3:30pm. The officials searched body...

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