Man arrested with large sum of Indian rupees at airport
05 February 2015, Nirapad News: Ayesha Akhter, assistant director of customs intelligence, said officials were keeping an eye on the passengers in the wake of an intelligence report that said the flight would carry smuggled goods. Due to Customs intelligence officials yesterday arrested a man along with a large amount of Indian rupees at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The man named Md Akram, 45, landed at the airport at midday on flight no PK 0266 from Pakistan before officials arrested him.
Officials checked Akram’s luggage when he was crossing the green channel and found nearly 6,957,000 Indian rupees concealed in it.
Ayesha said, The 45-year-old, who hails from Munshiganj, had no passport, making it impossible for officials to obtain his details.
“Because he had no passport, we could not know when he went to Pakistan and also the duration of his stay in that country”.
Not a single fake note was found among the seized.
The money, was suspected to have been brought to fund criminal acts.
“The real reason could only be known once the interrogation ends. A case will be lodged in this connection and a first information report will also be filed against the arrestee for initiating legal action.
“To date, customs intelligence officials have arrested 13 people since July 2013 for their alleged involvement in currency smuggling and the money recovered from them stands at nearly Tk 37 crore.
Of the total amount recovered, there was Indian currency equivalent to Tk14 crore.