Dhaka Customs House seized 8kg gold worth Tk6.5 crore from a Biman Flight Catering Centre (BFCC) staff at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Wednesday.
Mohammad Abdul Aziz Akand was held with the precious yellow metal in front of the BFCC, Md Sanwarul Kabir, a deputy commissioner at Dhaka Customs House, said.
Acting on a tip-off, Dhaka Customs House officials managed to seize the gold from Aziz at 8pm after waiting for seven hours to catch him, Sanwarul added.
"The gold was smuggled into a Bangladesh Biman flight that returned from Dubai. Aziz was supposed to illegally transport it. A case will be filed against him," he said.