Yet another 'imam' held with smuggled gold at airport
A man claiming to be an imam of a mosque was arrested for smuggling gold through Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital yesterday, just over three weeks after another imam was arrested for a similar crime.
Jamal Uddin, 45, who claimed to be an imam at a mosque in Dubai, was arrested with 36 gold bars worth Tk 2.5 crore and weighing around 4.2kg.
Customs officials found the bars inside a bicycle frame in Jamal's luggage, said Shamprity Pramanik, assistant commissioner of customs.
Jamal said another Bangladeshi, Kabir, had given him the bicycle frame in Dubai and asked him to give it to a relative in Chittagong.
Earlier on July 19, Aslam Sheikh, 32, imam of Shahjalal Airport Civil Aviation Tower Mosque, was arrested for smuggling in around 1.8kg gold and US$18,240.