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Indian arrested at Dhaka airport with gold bars worth Rs 4.7 crore


An Indian national has been arrested by the Bangladesh Custom officials at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here for allegedly smuggling gold bars worth Tk 6.15 crore (Rs 4.7 crore), said a media report today.

Arshad Ayaz Ahmed arrived in Dhaka from Thailand on a Thai Airlines flight last Thursday, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

On the basis of a tip-off, the Custom House preventive team followed the passenger and intercepted him at the green channel of the airport around 1 am, Dhaka Customs House Deputy Commissioner Othello Chowdhury said.

On searching the body of Ahmed found 22 gold bars from his possession whose market value was Tk 6.15 crore (Rs 4.7 crore).

While the address and other personal details of Ayaz has not been revealed, he has been handed over to police for further action.

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