DHAKA: Eleven kilograms of gold has been seized at Dhaka Airport in Bangladesh from a Qatar Airways flight.
Bangladeshi media reported that 100 gold bars were found concealed under a passenger’s seat. Weighing 11.6 kilograms, these bars had an estimated value of 60 million Bangladeshi taka (US$762,940).
Dhaka Airport’s Customs Assistant Director HM Ahsan Kabir said the aircraft was searched after they received a tip-off.
There has been a number of incidences of smuggling to and from Bangladesh in the recent past, keeping the authorities on their toes to police smugglers.
Qatar Airways spokesperson said: “Qatar Airways is supporting local law enforcement’s investigation.”