Biman aircraft seized for carrying smuggled gold
Customs Intelligence seized an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines for carrying smuggled gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital yesterday.
"The airbus, S2-ADF, was seized as the authority found 24 pieces gold concealed under a seat," said Dr Moinul Khan, director general of Customs Intelligence.
The market value of the gold, weighing around 2.5kg, is estimated to be around Tk 1.20 crore, the official added.
The aircraft, which landed at the airport from Dubai, was parked at the hangar, ready to fly to Dubai again via Chittagong, he said, adding that he suspects the gold was meant for Chittagong.