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Indian caught with 22 gold bars at Dhaka airport

Dhaka, Aug 9 ( UNI) Customs official here on Thursday, held an Indian national with 22 gold bars from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The detainee has been identified as Arshad Ayaz Ahmed, 46. He was carrying 22 gold bars, weighing 12.3 kilogramme.

Deputy commissioner of customs Othello Chowdhury said that Arshad was held around 0100 hrs after he got down from Thai Airlines flight which came from Bangkok. The gold bars worth Tk 6.15 crore, the official added.

Later, the detainee has been handed over to police.
Further action will be taken against him according to the Customs Act 1969 and Special Power Act 1974, said the deputy commissioner.

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