Dhaka Customs House seized 8 kg gold worth Tk 65 million from a Biman Flight Catering Centre (BFCC) staff at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Wednesday, UNB reports.

Mohammad Abdul Aziz Akand was held with the precious yellow metal in front of the BFCC, Md Sanwarul Kabir, a deputy commissioner at Dhaka Customs House, said.

Acting on a tip-off, Dhaka Customs House officials managed to seize the gold from Aziz at 8:00pm after waiting for seven hours to catch him, Sanwarul added.

“The gold was smuggled into a Bangladesh Biman flight that returned from Dubai. Aziz was supposed to illegally transport it. A case will be filed against him,” he said.