Customs officials recovered 14.3kg gold from the possession of two siblings at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday.
The officials detained Murad Khan from the green channel area and Mamun Khan from the transit area of the airport with 37 pieces of 100 gram gold bar, another one-kilogram gold bar and some ornaments weighing nine kilograms wrapped in special belts worn on their waist. The gold valued at Tk7.25 crore.
The detainees are from Gazipur. They came from Singapore via Thailand and covered their passports with red covers to deceive the customs officials, said Assistant Commissioner of Airport Customs Al Amin.
They will be handed over to Airport police station, Al Amin added.