The airport Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested a couple with 1.5kg of gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Monday night.
They are Farooq, 52 and his wife Rani Akhter.Mohammad Ziaul Haque, Additional Superintendent of Police of APBn, confirmed this information to the media.
He said the joint raid team of APBn and NSI saw the accused roaming suspiciously in the multi-story car parking area. Later, the members of AAPBn and NSI arrested them.
Sensing the presence of APBn and NSI, they were trying to escape but were apprehended by the law enforcers. After that, in front of Terminal No. 1 of the airport, the law enforcers recovered 6 pieces of gold chain, 9 pieces of bangles, and 2 pieces of gold ornaments wrapped in white tissue from the right and left pockets of Farooq’s pant.
The estimated value is Tk 70 lakh, 4 thousand, 8 hundred, he said.
Ziaul Haque further informed that 60 pieces of gold bangles wrapped in white tissue, 9 pieces of gold rings, 5 pieces of earrings, 1 piece of basset, 5 pieces of necklace, 4 pieces of locket, and 3 pieces of chain were found in a lady's bag in the hand of the other accused, Rani Akhtar.
The total weight of it is 801 grams. And the market price is Tk 70 lakh, 48 thousand, 8 hundred.
A case under the Special Powers Act has been registered against the accused couple at the Airport Police Station.
Bd-pratidin English/Golam Rosul