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Four detained with 2.104kg gold at Dhaka airport

Staff Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2024-02-22 11:50:38
Four detained with 2.104kg gold at Dhaka airport

National Security Intelligence (NSI) and APBN members arrested four passengers from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital along with gold bars, powder, and gold ornaments weighing 2.104kg.  

The security intelligence members arrested Abdul Qadir, 41, of Munshiganj and Ibrahim Khalil, 40, of Patuakhali, Jewel Hossain, 34, and Khorshed Alam, 42, of Gazipur in a joint operation.

Airport Armed Police Battalion Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ziaul Haque confirmed the matter today (Feb 22).

He said the market value of the gold recovered is Tk 1.74 crore. 

According to this officer, there was information that, a Dubai flight carrying the arrestees were bringing illegal gold with them. Later, accordingly NSI and APBN members took position at the airport premises.

Sensing their entry, the security forces stopped the four and asked if they were carrying illegal gold with them, said the officer. 

The office also said that later, the NSI and APBN members search them and recovered 316 grams of wet gold powder, a gold bar of 116 grams and a gold ornament of 94 grams.

A case has been filed under the Special Powers Act at the airport police station against the four detained passengers, he added.

BDST: 1150 HRS, FEB 22, 2024
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