The arrestee was identified as Jamil Ahmed, 26, of Kashba upazilla in Brahmanbari.
Customs officials conducted a drive after the Dubai flight landed at Sylhet Osmani Airport at 7:45am, said Assistant Director of Customs Intelligence Al Amin.
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“We seized 12 gold bars which were hidden in Jamil’s luggage and another two gold bars with some gold ornaments from his handbag,” he said.
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The recovered gold has an estimated market value of approximately Tk 1.5 crore, said, said Al Amin.
Legal action will be taken against Jamil, he added.
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Bangladesh has recently seen a spurt in gold smuggling. Last week, a man was arrested at Dhaka airport with 15kg gold that had an estimated market value of Tk10.5 crore.
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He, too, had flown in from Dubai.
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