Customs seizes 25kg gold worth Tk 125m

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 06 Aug 2017, 11:22:58 | Updated : 06 Aug 2017, 11:32:45

Customs seizes 25kg gold from a 'sick passenger' at Dhaka airport

Customs officials have seized around 25 kilograms of gold at Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport from a passenger who was feigning sick and crossing the green channel on a wheel chair.

A customs official said the passenger, Mohammad Jamil Akter, arrived from Singapore by a Singapore Airlines flight on Saturday night.   

"He pretended as an ill person and tried to cross the green channel on a wheelchair," Dhaka Customs House Assistant Commissioner AHM Ahsan Kabir said, reports

He said 250 gold bars each weighing 100 grams were found on Jamil's body during a search.

The estimated market price of the 25kg gold is around Tk 125 million, he added.
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