Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate officials arrested a woman with 8.217 kilograms (kg) of gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) here last night.
Detainee Rekha Parveen reached Dhaka from Dubai on a flight of Emirates Airlines.
“On a tip off, the officials conducted a drive inside the aircraft and arrested the woman. 69 gold bars, a chain and three pairs of gold bangles were recovered from her possession at that time,” Assistant Direc-tor of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate Farhana Begum said.
The total worth of the seized gold is approximately Taka 6.58 crore, she said.
“She was handed over to the airport police after a case was filed against her in this regard,” the official added.