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Bangladesh Customs seizes 2.5kg gold

Bangladesh Customs seizes 2.5kg gold

DHAKA: Bangladeshi Customs officials have seized the gold just a day after the authority held another expatriate with 1.2 kilograms of gold.

Another haul of gold, 21 bars weighing at 2.5 kilograms, was seized from a Dubai expatriate at Shahjalal International Airport. Mohammad Shahidullah, 35, hailed from Feni, was working as a labourer in Dubai. The Dubai expatriate was held along with 21 gold bars at the green channel around 3pm immediately after he had arrived in Dhaka from Dubai via a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight.

Kamrul Hasan, an assistant commissioner of the Customs Department at the airport, said: “Acting on a tip-off, the customs officials had been keeping their eyes on him soon after he had arrived at Dhaka from the Bangladeshi flag carrying flight BG-0525.” He added that “When he was crossing the Green Channel area, his bag was searched and the gold bars were found inside it.”

Customs officers handed over him to the Airport Police Station and a case was filed in this connection.