Customs officials detained a man along with 52 gold bars worth Tk 4 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday night.
The detainee was identified as Rakibul Hasan, hailing from Cumilla district.
Deputy Commissioner of the Dhaka Customs House (preventive team) Mohammad Abdus Sadek said a flight of Saudi Airlines landed at the airport around 11:29 pm on Friday.
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Tipped off, a preventive team of the Dhaka Customs challenged a passenger of the flight while passing through the green channel of the airport.
Later, they recovered the gold bars from the handbag of the passenger in presence of other officials.
He was handed over to the Airport Police Station. A case was filed in this connection.