Customs intelligence personnel held a man along with 16.24 kilograms of gold worth about Taka eight crore from Baitul Mukarram Jewellery Market in the city yesterday. The arrestee was identified as some Rabiul Islam, 35. Assistant director of customs intelligence Md Shahiduzzaman said he was held in the evening along with 140 gold bars weighting 16.24 kilograms.
Bangladesh Jewellery Samity assisted the customs intelligence to apprehend Rabiul, who is believed to be a carrier and went to the market to sell those. The estimated cost of the seized gold bars is Taka 8 crore, said Md Shahiduzzaman. Two separate cases, one under Money Laundering Act and another under Customs Act was lodged with Paltan Police Station to this end.
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