08 Dec 2023, 16:41
Update : 08 Dec 2023, 17:04

34-kg gold bars seized at Sylhet Osmani airport

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DHAKA, Dec 08, 2023 (BSS) - Customs Intelligence and Investigation

Directorate (CIID) this morning seized 280 gold bars weighing more than 34
kilograms from a Bangladesh Biman flight at Sylhet Osmani International
Airport and detained four passengers in this regard.

Confirming the report to BSS, CIID Deputy Director Munmun Akter Dina said,
acting on information, their team boarded the Dhaka-bound flight from Dubai
BG-248 at the airport at around 8.53 am and recovered the 280 gold bars and
six egg-shaped liquid gold balls from the plane.

Dina, who is in-charge of CIID's operation at Osmani International Airport,
however declined to reveal the identities of the detainees.

The total weight of the seized gold is 34.51 kilograms and its estimated cost
is around Taka 35 crore. Customs intelligence officials initially
interrogated nine passengers including women and children and later showed
four detained.