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Man held with foreign currencies at Sylhet airport

Sylhet Office : Civil aviation officials arrested a man along with foreign currencies worth around Tk 1.5 crore at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport on Wednesday.

The arrestee was identified as Jafar Uddin, son of Nuruzzaman of South Jangail village in Goainghat upazila of the district.

Jafar was supposed to fly by a Flydubai flight from the airport around 6:15pm.

However, the civil aviation officials found the foreign currencies, including Saudi Riyal, British Pound, Oman Riyal and Dubai Dirham, while scanning his luggage around 4:40pm, said Nazrul Islam, civil aviation security officer at the airport.

Later, the seized currencies were handed over to Customs while the arrestee to the Airport Police Station.