One held with 8 gold bars at Shahjalal Airport


Customs intelligence officials on Sunday seized eight gold bars and detained one person at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

Director General (DG) of customs intelligence Dr Sahidul Islam confirmed BSS about the seizure saying “The gold bars were found after searching the body of Selim KH. He landed at Dhaka from Kuala Lumpur by a flight of the Biman Bangla

desh Airlines (BG-087) at about 5 am.”

Islam said that the customs detectives started monitoring the passengers of flight BG-0087 after receiving a tip off that one of the passengers were carrying illegal gold.

The scanners found traces of the metals on Selim when he was searched. After interrogation, he admitted to carrying the gold in his rectum.