Dhaka, Oct 22: Customs officials at Bangladesh’s second largest airport Monday seized gold bars weighing about five kg from a plane of the national carrier arriving from Dubai, an official said.
“We’ve seized 41 gold bars weighing five kilograms from an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines,” the official of the customs intelligence department who preferred to be unnamed told Xinhua over phone.
He said the seizure was made at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, some 242 km southeast of Dhaka, Monday morning.
Acting on a tip-off, the official said customs officials conducted the raid and found the gold bars in a bag lying in an aisle of the aircraft of Biman.
He said no one was arrested in connection with the seizure at the airport.
Last month Bangladesh police seized 117 gold bars weighing 13.5 kg and arrested a Dubai returnee at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.