International

12kg gold bars recovered from toilet of Bangladeshi passenger plane in Dhaka

Photo for representation purpose only.

Photo for representation purpose only.  

A total of 106 gold bars, weighing nearly 12kg, have been seized from the toilet of a Bangladesh Biman Airlines aircraft which arrived here from the UAE, authorities said on Monday. The gold bars were recovered with the support from National Security Intelligence early on Monday after the plane arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) from Dubai, said customs department’s Deputy Commissioner Othello Chowdhury.

“The gold bars were wrapped up with tape on the back of a mirror in the plane’s toilet. A total of 106 bars weighing 12 kg were recovered after removing the tape,” bdnews24.com quoted Mr. Chowdhury as saying.

Authorities have not arrested anyone in the case, Dhaka Tribune reported.

A total of 106 gold bars, weighing approximately 12kg, have been recovered from the toilet of a Bangladesh Biman Airlines aircraft that arrived at HSIA from Abu Dhabi via Chittagong at 9:20am, the report said.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Apr 5, 2020 10:50:08 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/12kg-gold-bars-recovered-from-toilet-of-bangladeshi-passenger-plane-in-dhaka/article26499593.ece

Next Story