The gold plates are worth an estimated Tk1.10cr
Customs Intelligence has arrested a man with 2kg gold at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The man was identified as 41-year-old Mahmud Shamim, a resident of Munshiganj. He returned to Bangladesh at 12:45am from Malaysia on Monday.
Shamim tried to smuggle in the 21 gold plates worth an estimated Tk1.10cr, Customs Intelligence officials said.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Director Gen Moinul Khan said Shamim tried to skip security check when customs officials challenged him.
Later, the law enforcement officials found the gold hidden in his bags.