Bangladesh: More than 10 kg of gold seized from passenger at Dhaka airport
Dhaka, May 28 (IBNS): Bangladeshi customs officials have seized gold weighing over 10 kilograms from a passenger who arrived at Shahjalal International Airport in national capital Dhaka, media reports said on Tuesday.
The flight arrived in Dhaka from Singapore.
The detainee has been identified as Md Abdus Salam, 48, who hails from Gazipur. He landed in Dhaka by a Singapore Airlines flight around 10:40pm on Monday, reported bdnews24 news portal.
Tipped off, a team of customs officials intercepted Salam at the green channel and seized the gold, Deputy Commissioner for Customs Othello Chowdhury was quoted as saying by the news portal.
According to reports, the arrested person visited Singapore five time in the month of May alone.
A case has been filed against him.
He was handed over to Airport Police Station.
“The gold has been brought for HM Nuruzzaman alias Ziko, who lives in Dhaka's Khilkhet area. An image and a passport copy of Ziko were found on his phone," Chowdhury told the news portal.