Members of Aviation Security (Avsec) have seized foreign currencies worth around Tk 1.52 crore from a cargo village in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.
A man named Hasan Ali, an employee of Star Express, was detained in this connection.
Around 54.75 lakh Saudi riyals and 20,200 Singapore dollars were seized from a Singapore-bound carton at about 8:20pm on Monday.
Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, executive director of the airport, confirmed the matter.
He said the currency worth TK 12.51 crore, were seized from a Singapore-bound carton declared as containing garment product during a security scan at the export cargo village around 8:20pm.
The currencies were being smuggled abroad on a Singapore Airlines flight (SQ-447). The riyals inside the carton were wrapped in carbon paper, he added.
BDST: 1317 HRS, SEP 14, 2021