Bangladesh: $ 1.2 million gold seized at Shah Amanat Airport, customs officials seized 150 golden bricks

On Monday, custom officials at Shah Amanat Internation Airport in Bangladesh seized 150 bricks of gold worth about $ 1.2 million from an aircraft of a government airline. This information came out in a news published in the media. Assistant Commissioner in Customs Department Nurunhar Lily told BD News that the aircraft returning from Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi) Bangladesh Aircraft (Bangladesh Aircraft) BG-128 to 17.4 Kilograms of gold brick have been seized.

Officials said that this is the highest amount of smuggled and seized gold in Bangladesh in recent months. The Assistant Commissioner said that we have recovered 150 bricks whose weight is 17.4 kg. Searching the AC panel above the passenger seat found this gold.

Smuggling increased due to cost of gold

Lily told the news website that the price of gold is 1.2 million US dollars (100 million taka). He said that efforts are on to catch the smugglers and the matter is being investigated. Many such actions were also taken at Dhaka and Chattagram Airport. Due to increase in the price of gold in Bangladesh, there has been an increase in smuggling from other countries.

BSF fails to smuggle 3.07 lakh cigarettes

Earlier it was reported that on Monday, BSF on the India-Bangladesh border seized 3.07 lakh cigarettes, thwarting smuggling. BSF’s South Bengal Frontier has thwarted this attempt in Nadia district of Bengal. An attempt was being made to smuggle cigarettes into Bangladesh from the border post of Horandipur, 54th Corps.

BSF said that on receiving information about smuggling, the soldiers were sitting ambush. Around 11:30 in the night, the soldiers caught sight of suspicious activities of some people. The suspects were going towards the border road in a plastic bag. Upon reaching close to the ambush party, he was warned, on hearing which he started running away.

The jawans chased the suspects but they escaped. During search in the area, the jawans recovered two bags of cigarettes. In the bag, 450 packets of ESSE brand cigarettes and 2900 packets of cigarettes of Luvine brand were found. According to the news, their price is Rs 3,07,500.

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