BFCC staff held with 70 gold bars in Dhaka airport


The Dhaka Customs House (Preventive) team on Wednesday night detained a man with 70 gold bars from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here.

The detainee- Md Abdul Aziz Akand works as a pantry man in Bangladesh Biman Flight Catering Centre (BFCC) kitchen.

Eight kilograms of gold bars worth around 6.5 Taka crore was recovered from his body.

Deputy Commissioner (preventive) of Dhaka Customs House Md Sanwarul Kabir confirmed the matter saying that, “On secret information, customs house officials kept an eye on Aziz and detained him around 8pm last night…He was supposed to smuggle the bars, which were bought here from Dubai in a separate airplane.”

Case under the relevant provisions of the Customs Act and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) was filed against the smuggler before he was handed over to the Airport police, the official added. -BSS