A passenger was arrested while smuggling around 1.16 kilograms of gold inside a nebulizer in Osmani International Airport.

The gold is worth around Tk80 lakhs, according to authorities.

On Friday, Md Ali Ahmed, arrived at the airport on a flight from Dubai at around 7am, said Osmani Airport Customs Deputy Commissioner Md Al Amin.

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Around 9am, customs authorities detained him while crossing the green channel.

“At the beginning he refused having any gold on him,” said Al Amin.

Later, authorities discovered the gold hidden inside his nebulizer, he added.

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He has been handed over to Airport Police after a case was filed over the matter.

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