A man was detained by Customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday night for allegedly attempting to smuggle in 25 gold bars worth Tk 2 crore.
The detainee has been identified as Md Ripon, a resident of Cumilla district.
Deputy Commissioner of the Dhaka Customs House (preventive team) Md Sanoarul Kabir said that based on a tip-off, officials intercepted Ripon at the airport around 11.15pm upon his arrival from Riyadh on a Saudi Airlines flight.
"Upon frisking, our officials found the 25 gold bars weighing 2.99kg hidden in the sleeves of his jacket. The estimated market value of the seized gold is Tk 2 crore," he said.
Ripon was later handed over to the Airport Police Station. A case will be filed against him in this connection, the official said.