Bangladesh officials seize 320 gold bars from Qatar Airways flight

DHAKA, Nov.  12  (nsnewswire) — Bangladesh officials have again seized 320 gold bars weighing about 37 kilograms from an arriving plane from Doha.

Alamgir Hossain, in charge of Airport Armed Police Battalion, told nsnewswire that they  seized the gold bars  worth about 150 million taka on Tuesday morning at about 6:00 a.m.

Hossain said the gold bars were found under two seats of  a Qatar Airways flight that had landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 5:00 a.m.

No one has been arrested in connection with the seizure as the culprit involved in the smuggling manged to escape the scene, he added.

A Sri Lankan cabin crew has helped customs and police officials to seized the gold bars, Hossain said.

Bangladesh officials last month also seized about 200 gold bars weighing about 20 kilograms from the airport.

Organized gangs of local smugglers having link with their foreign sidekicks are reportedly increasingly using Bangladesh as a route for the illegal transportation of gold, foreign currencies, contraband drug and medicines.