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US citizen detained with 6 kg of gold at Shahjalal Airport

Staff Correspondent
National
US citizen detained
An American citizen of Bangladeshi descent has been detained at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka with 6 kg 800 gram gold.

She was arrested around 8:40 am on Tuesday.

Sajjadul Islam, assistant revenue officer at Customs House, told.

He said, “Detained US citizen Shahnaz Chowdhury came to Dhaka on Emirates Airlines flight EK582. During a search of the 7th Boarding Bridge, 59 gold bars weighing 6 kg 800 gram were recovered from her body belt.

Customs officials told that the detained woman was interrogated and found to have brought the gold from the United States. However, as she was taking transit in Dubai on her way to Dhaka, further investigation is needed.

Customs officials said a case was pending against her.
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