Gold seized from Biman passenger

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Staff Reporter:

Customs Intelligence at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport recovered gold bars and ornaments weighing around 406 grams from a passenger of Bangladesh Biman Airlines from Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The passenger was identified as Md Saidur Rahman, hailing from Koshba of Brahmanbaria.

Sources at the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) said tipped off, its officials started monitoring movement of Saidur Rahman just after he was landed by the Biman flight at around 11:00 am.

When he was about to cross the green channel of the airport’s customs, the CIID officials challenged him, said Dr Moinul Khan, director general of the CIID.

Searching his body, they recovered three gold bars, which were kept hidden inside his underwear in a unique way, and several ornaments from his luggage. Total weight of the three gold bars and gold ornaments is 406 grams worth Tk 20.30 lakh, Dr Moinul said.unb

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