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Forex worth Tk 12.5cr seized at Dhaka airport, one held

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Forex worth Tk 12.5cr seized at Dhaka airport, one held

Forex worth Tk 12.5cr seized at Dhaka airport, one held



Customs officials have seized foreign currencies worth around Tk 12.5 crore from a cargo village in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.

A man named Hasan Ali was detained by the officials in connection with the incident.

Around 54.75 lakh Saudi riyals and 20,200 Singapore dollars were seized from a Singapore-bound carton at about 8:20pm on Monday.

AHM Tauhid-ul-Ahsan, the airport's executive director group captain, confirmed the matter at night.

Gazi Qayyum, a member of Members of Aviation Security (Avsec), said they found  the cartoon during a security scan at the export cargo village.

The currencies were being smuggled to abroad on a Singapore Airlines flight and those were found from shipments on the Star Express line, a freighter company.

After counting, the executive director said there were 54 lakh and 75 thousand Saudi riyals and 20 thousand 200 Singapore dollars.

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