Law enforcers have arrested a man and seized 140 gold bars weighing 16.24 kilogrammes from his possession in city’s Paltan area.
The identity of the man was not known immediately who carried the gold in a black bag was moving around Baitul Mukarram Market around 6:00pm on Saturday, according to Shiblee Noman, additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Motijheel zone).
The market price of the gold is about Tk 8 crore, police assumed.
On suspicion, local people intercepted him and found the gold bars.
Being informed, law enforcers from Paltan Police Station rushed there and handed him over to the customs officials, police said.