Two persons, including a Turkish national, have been detained at Shahjalal International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out 2.30 lakh US dollars, Customs officials said Thursday.
Tipped off, a Customs team detained 42-year-old Turkish national, identified as Mehmet Remzi Calik, as he was passing through boarding bridge No 10 around 10.30pm on Wednesday.
Subsequent checking of his baggage led to the seizure of 2 lakh US dollars, said Harun-or-Rashid, assistant revenue officer at Dhaka Customs House.
On the other hand, Customs officials intercepted Mahmuda Firoz, 70, as she was about to board an Emirates flight to the US around 7.30pm and seized 30,500 US dollars from her possession.
Complaints were lodged against the detainees with the Airport Police. "They have also been handed over to the cops," an official said.