15kg gold seized at Hazrat Shahjalal Intl Airport

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Dhaka, Mar 23: Customs intelligence seized 48 gold bars, weighing over 15 kilogrammes, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early Saturday.Acting on a tip-off, a team of the Customs intelligence recovered the gold bars beside the gents’ washroom in the boarding bridge area of the airport around 1:30am.

Dr Shahidul Islam, director general of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID), confirmed the matter.

The gold bars, which were wrapped in white scotch tape, were found inside a trashcan in nine packets, he said.

No one was detained in this connection, it said adding, that the approximate value of the gold bars could be around Tk 7.86 crore.