Biman employee held with 70 gold bars at Shahjalal...

Biman employee held with 70 gold bars at Shahjalal

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:00 PM, 26 May 2022  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The Dhaka Customs House (Preventive) team detained a staff of Bangladesh Biman Flight Catering Centre (BFCC) along with 70 gold bars from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday night.

The detainee was identified as Md Abdul Aziz Akand, a pantry man in the BFCC kitchen. The gold bars weighing eight kilograms worth around Tk6.5 crore were recovered from his body.

Deputy Commissioner (preventive) of Dhaka Customs House Md Sanwarul Kabir confirmed the matter. 

Tipped off, customs house officials kept an eye on Aziz and detained him around 8:00 pm last night. He was supposed to smuggle the bars, which were bought here from Dubai in a separate airplane, the Customs official said. 

A case was filed against the smuggler under the relevant provisions of the Customs Act and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Later, he was handed over to the Airport Police, the official added.