Huge amount of Saudi Riyals recovered at HSIA...

Huge amount of Saudi Riyals recovered at HSIA

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:09 PM, 30 June 2022   Updated: 12:10 PM, 30 June 2022

Recovered Saudi riyals; Photo: Collected

Recovered Saudi riyals; Photo: Collected

A huge amount of Saudi Riyal currency has been recovered from luggage at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital.

These riyal currencies were found in luggage found in the Passengers Hold Baggage Screening Room adjacent to the Emirates Check-in counter on Wednesday night.

The amount received was 22 lakh 99 thousand 500 riyals — Tk 6 crore in Bangladeshi currency.

According to Preventive Sources at Custom House Dhaka, a coin-like object was found in the scanning machine of the Passengers Hold Baggage Screening Room during the checking of Emirates Airlines flight (EK585) on Wednesday night. As the owner of the luggage could not be traced, the luggage was later brought to the customs hall with the help of the Aviation Security and Customs Intelligence Officer and opened in the presence of other agencies. The coins were hidden in a special way in the middle of the paper board inside the 31 shirts in the luggage.

The press release said detailed passenger information was obtained with the help of Emirates Counter, Immigration and Aviation Security from the tags attached to the luggage as the passenger could not be found. That passenger completed check-in to Dubai on Emirates Airlines EK585 flight. However, he left the airport without completing immigration. Further investigation is underway in this regard. 

The press release further said that the process of filing a criminal case against the said passenger is underway with the Airport Police Station based on the information contained in the foreign currency and luggage tags recovered.