Armed Police Battalion (APBn) today detained two staffers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and recovered 38 gold bars weighing around four kilogrammes from them at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka.
The detainees, both traffic helpers of Biman, were identified as Emdad Hossain Chowdhury, 46, and Abdur Rahim, 35, said Alamgir Hossain Shimul, additional superintendent (ops and media) of APBn.
The police official said the gold bars were smuggled into the country through a cargo from Thailand around 12:45pm and Emdad collected those from the import cargo area of the airport.
As Emdad had no security pass and ID card with him for visiting the import cargo area, officials later detained him over suspicion.
The officials took him to Hanger Gate area and recovered the gold bars searching his body, Alamgir said.
Based on information provided by Emdad, the ABPn officials arrested his accomplice Rahim from the airport, Alamgir Hossain added.
Filing of a case against them in this connection was underway.