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20kg gold seized from plane of Bangladeshi national airline

20kg gold seized from plane of Bangladeshi national airline

DHAKA: Customs officials recovered 160 smuggled gold bars weighing around 20kg at the toilet of a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday night.

“The gold bars kept in four bags were found at the toilet of the national flag carrier. Coming from Hong Kong, it landed in Dhaka around 10:30pm,” Zakiya Sultana, commissioner of customs at the airport, told media.

She said they had searched the flight on a tip-off but were not able to arrest anyone. However, sources at the airport said the bars had been smuggled in cooperation with a section of Biman air crews unless it was not possible to hide those in the toilet.

In the last 10 months, law enforcers seized smuggled gold of over 350kg at the airport.