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Passenger held with 11.25kg gold at Chittagong airport

  • Published at 08:41 pm May 19th, 2019
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File photo of gold bars Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Gold bars worth around Tk5 crore

Customs officials detained a person with 96 gold bars, worth around Tk5 crore, at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong.  

The detainee, Md Shahjahan, arrived in Chittagong at 4:15pm on Sunday from Bangkok, on a Regent Airlines flight.  

Nur Uddin Milon, deputy commissioner of Chittagong Customs House, said: “As the passenger’s movement looked suspicious, customs officials searched him, and found a total of 96 gold bars, weighing around 11.25 kg, in his possession.”

Process is underway to take legal actions against the detainee, he added.