Customs officials detained a man along with 65 gold bars, weighing 6.5kg, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday night.
The arrestee is Md Rajib Dewan, 35, hailing from Munshiganj district. He landed at the airport at around 1:00pm by a flight of Singapore Airlines (flight no-SQ446) from Singapore.
On secret information, a team of customs followed Rajib from the boarding bridge, said Othello Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Customs House.
Rajib initially denied carrying anything illegal when asked by customs officials while crossing the green channel.
After searching his body, the team recovered six packets wrapped with scotch tap which was hidden inside his pants, UNB reported quoting Othello.
Later, a total of 65 gold bars, worth around Tk 32.5 million, were recovered from the packets.