6 held with 14kg gold
The Rapid Action Battalion on Sunday arrested six alleged members of a gold smuggling gang with 120 gold bars, weighing around 14kg, on two buses on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Narsingdi.
The Rab suspects the gold was smuggled into the country, dodging law enforcers and airport security forces.
Maj Rahat Harun Khan, acting commanding officer of Rab-3, said the arrestees received the gold in Sylhet and were supposed to deliver it in the capital in order to smuggle it to a neighbouring country.
At a press conference at Rab Media Centre, Maj Rahat said they had information that smugglers were carrying gold bars on two buses and likewise set up a checkpoint in Panchdona area of Narsingdi.
Three of the alleged smugglers were arrested on a bus of Ena Paribahan and the other three on another bus of Greenline Paribahan in between 4:30pm and 5:00pm, he added.