Subsequent checking of his baggage led to the seizure of $200,000 dollars, said Harun-or-Rashid, assistant revenue officer at Dhaka Customs House.

On the other hand, customs officials intercepted Mahmuda Firoz, 70, as she was about to board an Emirates flight to the US around 7.30pm and seized $30,500 from her possession.

Complaints were lodged against the detainees with the airport police. "They have also been handed over to the cops," an official said.

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