19 Sep 2023, 16:14

Three remanded over 55kg gold theft at HSIA

DHAKA, Sept 19, 2023 (BSS) - Three people, including two customs officials, were placed on three-day remand each, in a case lodged over the theft of 55 kilograms of gold from customs warehouse at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA).

The remanded accused are- assistant revenue officers Md Shahidul Islam and Saidur Islam Shahed, and sepoy M. Afzal Hossain.

"Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate court passed the order on Monday as police produced the accused before the court and pleaded to place them on 10-day remand each," Mozaffar Hossain, sub-inspector of the Airport police station told BSS.

On September 2, an airport official noticed during regular patrolling that the lock of a particular volt was broken. Later, around 55.51 kilograms of gold worth about Taka 45 crore was reported 'stolen' from the volt of the customs transit go-down

An FIR was lodged with the Airport Thana on September 3 by Mohammad Sohrab Hossain, Assistant Customs Officer of the Preventive team of the Dhaka Customs in this regard.

Later on September 13, eight people including three customs officials were placed on five-day remand each.


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