Gold Smuggling from Bangladesh's Dhaka Airport: 15kg found -Daily Star
11:02 AM, March 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:37 PM, March 23, 2019

15kg gold found at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence recovered 48 gold bars, weighing over 15 kilogrammes, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka during the wee hours of today.

Tipped-off, a team of the Customs intelligence recovered the gold bars beside the gents’ washroom in the boarding bridge area of the airport around 1:30am, Dr Shahidul Islam, director general of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID), told The Daily Star. 

The gold bars, which were wrapped in white scotch tape, were found inside a trashcan in nine packets, he said.

No one was arrested in this regard, it said adding, that the approximate value of the gold bars could be around Tk 7.86 crore.

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