Bangladesh customs seizes 170 gold bars
By Sheuli Akter
DHAKA, Oct. 30 (NsNewsWire) — Just one day after seizing 146 gold bars, customs officials in Bangladesh’s main airport in capital Dhaka Wednesday morning again seized 24 gold bars weighing about 3 kilograms from an arriving passenger from Saudi Arabia, an official said.
Nazma Zabin, assistant commissioner of the Customs Intelligence Department, said that “We’ve seized 24 gold bars weighing about 3 kilograms from Shohel Ahmed who landed here from Saudi Arabia by Emirates Airlines.”
“During the search, Ahmed was found carrying 24 gold bars some attached to his body,”she said.
On Tuesday Customs officials in Bangladesh’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka also seized 146 gold bars weighing about 17 kilograms shortly after arrival of a flight from from Hong Kong.
Coming from Hong Kong, the flight of Biman Bangladesh Airline, the national flag carrier of the South Asian country, landed in Dhaka at around 10:30 p.m.