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Bangladesh seizes biggest haul of smuggled gold

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Update: 2021-09-23 15:06:12
Bangladesh seizes biggest haul of smuggled gold

In one of the biggest hauls of smuggled gold in the country, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) seized 58 gold bars worth Tk 4.5 crore from a Satkhira-bound bus of Shohagh Paribahan. 

This is one of the biggest seizures of the illegally smuggled precious metal in the country in recent months, officials said.

Three persons--bus driver Shahadat Hossain, his assistant Ibrahim and supervisor Taikul Islam-- were detained from Malibagh area in the capital during the drive.

Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate's Director General Md Abdur Rauf revealed the information at a press conference held at IDEB Bhaban in the capital.

The gold bars, came from Dubai, have been smuggling to a neighbouring country using Bangladesh as a transit, he said.

Abdur Rauf said after getting secret information, the Customs officials conducted a search at a Shohagh Paribahan bus in Dhaka's Malibag area and found the gold bars under the seat of the driver.

 

BDST: 1348 HRS, SEP 2021
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