How customs officials failed to detect a new way of smuggling currency
Aviation security of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has seized foreign currency worth Tk 12.5 crore while it was being smuggled in a manner that has not been seen before.
The garments consignment in which the currency notes were being smuggled was supposed to be checked by the customs authority and somehow got a clean pass.
How did aviation security manage to foil the plot of the currency smugglers? Who are the perpetrators? And why did customs officials fail to detect so many notes inside the consignment?
In Straight from Star Newsroom, Farhana Ahmed discusses this new way of smuggling currency through the Dhaka airport with The Daily Star's Senior Reporter Rashidul Hasan.