Bangladesh customs seizes 45 gold bars weighing 45 kg

Dhaka, Oct 11 (IANS) Customs officials at Bangladesh’s main airport in capital Dhaka on Saturday seized 45 gold bars weighing 45 kg from three passengers from Malaysia, an official said.

S.M. Sohel Rahman, assistant commissioner of the Customs Intelligence Department, told journalists: “We’ve seized 45 gold bars weighing about 45 kilograms from three persons who landed here from Malaysia by a Malaysian Airlines.”

“During the search, they were found carrying 45 gold bars worth about 230 million taka…,” Xinhua quoted him as saying.

The Malaysian Airlines flight carrying the suspects landed at the Bangladesh’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at around 11.40 a.m.

Acting on a tip-off, Rahman said the customs officials conducted the raid and found the gold bars.

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