$60,000 seized near Ctg airport
Coastguard (East Zone) members seized foreign currency worth Tk 42 lakh reportedly brought without declaration by a Bangladeshi expatriate from Dubai near Shah Amanat International Airport yesterday afternoon.
They also arrested two people and seized a car in which the two were carrying the currency. The arrestees are Iqbal Mohammad Mizan, 25, of Fatikchhari, and car driver Md Shafi, 32, of Raozan.
The arrestees, recovered currency and the car were handed over to Patenga Police Station. A case was filed with the police station.
Acting on a tip-off, the coastguard members stopped a private car near Air Force gate at around 1:30pm. After a search, they found 600 pieces of 100-dollar (US) bills amounting to Tk 42 lakh hidden in soap packets and milk containers.
During interrogation Mizan told the law enforcers that he went to the airport to receive expatriate Md Mohsin, 36, son of Mahbubul Huq of Fatikchhari, who returned home from Dubai in a Biman flight (BG 048) at around 10:30am.
Lt Commander Asaduzzaman of Bangladesh Coastguard quoted Mizan as saying that Mohsin gave Mizan the goods to carry and went away in a CNG-run auto rickshaw.