The customs department at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Friday arrested two Bang-ladeshi-origin US passport holders with $100,000, equivalent to approximately Taka 11 crore.
The duo was carrying the currency without declaration.
The detained passengers were identified as – Md Rezaul Karim Khan and Md Jashim Uddin Khan. They were supposed to board a Qatar Airways flight (QR 641) on Friday, said Easir Arafat, Officer-In Charge of airport police station.
When searched, $100,000 was seized from the two passengers scheduled to leave Dhaka airport on the flight.
A case was filed against them under the Anti Money Laundering Act, police officials said.
They are currently in the custody of the airport police station, he added.