National Security Intelligence (NSI) detained a Dubai expatriate with 110 cartons of foreign cigarettes at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Friday.
The detainee is Aman Ullah, a resident of Fatikchhari upazila of Chattogram.
Wing Commander Taslim Ahmed, manager of the airport, said an aircraft of Dubai named ‘FZ-563’ carrying passengers landed at the airport around 8.50am.
Acting on a tip-off, the NSI members recovered the cigarette from his bag after conducting a raid upon challenge him, he said the cigarettes worth Tk 3.3 lakh were handed over to the customs authority.
Action was taken against him under the Customs Act, he added.