Officials of Chattogram Customs held a man with 96 gold bars weighing around 11.2kg inside his luggage at Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city yesterday.
The detainee, Didarul Alam, was a passenger of flight BG-122 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, arriving from Muscat at 10am, said Nuruddin Milon, deputy commissioner of customs.
While conducting regular formalities during check-out, customs officials challenged Didarul and recovered the bars, worth around Tk 5 crore. Filing of a case is underway.
Earlier on Monday, detectives of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate recovered 200 gold bars weighing about 23.4kg from two toilets of a Biman flight.