Man held while smuggling foreign currencies at Dhaka airport| The Daily Star
11:22 AM, September 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:19 PM, September 12, 2017

Man held while smuggling foreign currencies at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence officials today detained a man and seized foreign currencies worth over Tk 25 lakh from him at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

Md Osman, 44, from Chittagong, was trying to fly Dubai in a flight of Bangladesh Biman. He admitted that he was trying to smuggle the money.

The currencies were hidden inside a shopping bag, said Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Director General Moinul Khan.

Tipped-off, customs intelligence officials frisked him in the check-in counter area around 12:45am. Saudi riyals, UAE dirham and Oman riyals amounting to Tk 25,46,000 was recovered from his possession.

He was arrested on charges under anti-money laundering act, Moinul Khan said.

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