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The Financial Express

Dhaka airport cleaner held with 32 gold bars

Published: February 13, 2020 14:26:41 | Updated: February 13, 2020 20:23:18


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The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested a cleaning staffer with 32 gold bars weighing 3.7kg from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday.

The arrestee was identified as Janathon Mukti Barikdar, 34, son of Sumongol Barikdar of Khalishpur in Khulna district, reports a news agency.

Alamgir Hossain, additional superintendent of APBn, said a flight of ‘Emirates Airlines EK-582’ landed at the airport around 7:55am from Dubai and Jonathon went to clean the plane after landing.

A team of APBn found the gold bars worth Tk 18.5 million hidden in the sole of his shoes.

A case has been filed in this connection.

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