Gold bars worth Tk 4.5cr seized from Shohagh Paribahan, 3 held
Customs officials have seized 58 gold bars worth around Tk 4.5 crore from a bus of Satkhira-bound Shohagh Paribahan.
Three persons--bus driver Shahaday Hossain, his assistant Ibrahim and supervisor Taikul Islam-- were detained from the scene.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate's Director General Md Abdur Rauf confirmed the matter at a press conference held at IDEB bhaban in the capital on Wednesday morning.
The gold bars, came from Dubai, have been smuggling to neighbouring country India using Bangladesh as a transit.
Abdur Rauf said after getting secret information, the Customs officials conducted a search at a Shohagh Paribahan bus in Dhaka's Malibag area and found the gold bars under the seat of the driver.
The recovered gold bars are from eight companies. Processing to file a case under the Customs Act is undergoing, he added