All the gold bars were hidden in an ingenious way inside his undergarments until he was caught red-handed by customs intelligence officials at Dhaka airport.
A total of 43 gold bars, weighing 4.3 kilogrammes, were seized from a passenger at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early today.
He first denied to have any gold in his possession, which turned out to be false as customs intelligence officials brought out the gold bars, each weighing 99.70 grammes, in a black piece of cloth from inside his undergarment in the next four hours.
Current market value of the seized gold is over Tk 2 crores.
Customs intelligence officials detained the passenger Anwar Hossain, a resident of Mohammadpur area, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Director General Moinul Khan told The Daily Star this morning.
The detainee identified himself as a luggage business man.
Following a tip-off, customs officials kept Anwar under constant surveillance since he reached the Dhaka airport from Singapore on a flight (no SQ446) around 9:00pm yesterday, the CIID said in a Facebook post today.
He went to Singapore twice this January and seven times seven year, the CIID said.
He claimed that the owner of the gold is one Rezaul and he was carrying the gold in exchange of a plane ticket and Tk 50,000 thousand, the detectives said.