The gold bars weighed 12.3kg and were worth Tk6.15 crore, customs officials say
The customs intelligence has seized 22 gold bars from an Indian national at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The passenger, Arshad Ayaz Ahmed, arrived in Dhaka from Thailand on a Thai Airlines flight early on Thursday.
Acting on a tip off, the Customs House preventive team followed the man and intercepted him at the green channel of the airport around 1am, Dhaka Customs House Deputy Commissioner Othello Chowdhury said.
The team members searched his body and found the gold bars, he said.
The gold bars weighed 12.3kg and were worth Tk6.15 crore.
The alleged passenger was handed over to the local police station, the customs official said, adding that measures are being taken in line with the Customs Act 1969 and Special Power Act 1974.