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Man held with currencies of 8 countries at Dhaka airport

  • Published at 03:38 pm July 26th, 2021
Man held with currencies of 8 countries at Dhaka airport
RAB detained Jahangir Gazi with currencies of eight countries from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday, July 26, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

The currencies are worth Tk2.5 crore

The members of the Armed Police Battalion (APBn) on Monday morning detained a man along with currencies of eight countries from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

The currencies are worth Tk2.5 crore, according to AAP officials.

The detainee, identified as Jahangir Gazi, 36, was apprehended from a Turkish Airlines flight, said Ziaul Haque Palash, additional superintendent of police of APBn.

He said, tipped off, they detained Gazi right after he completed his boarding pass and initially recovered 50,000 Saudi Riyal from his possession.

Later, he said, they scanned all of his belongings and recovered the rest of the currencies of the US, Malaysia, Europe, Oman, Kuwait, Thailand and Dubai.

The official said that legal action would be taken against him under customs law.


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