55 kg gold missing from government treasury, agency locker at airport

55 kg gold missing from government treasury, agency locker at airport

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In addition, under baggage rules, gold brought by travelers is stored in that warehouse until it is released, either when they fail to pay duty properly or when they exceed the permitted amount. become more. In many cases, it takes several months for individuals to get their gold back after completing necessary formalities or legal procedures.

There have been cases where it took seven to eight months or even a year. However, it is reported that some of the stolen gold was confiscated two to three years ago, which is not common for it to be stored in a warehouse for such a long period of time.

In addition, all areas inside the airport are under round-the-clock security with CCTV surveillance. Several government agencies operate throughout the airport, including the Civil Aviation Authority, law enforcement agencies, and various intelligence agencies. Due to the theft of gold from the godown amid such tight security, questions have also been raised on the security of the airport.

In this regard, Mohammad Morshed Alam, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Uttara Division, told Prothom Alo that the airport is a Key Point Installation (KPI). If anything is stolen from such a place, then the security of the airport has to be questioned. He said that the police has received a complaint regarding this incident of gold theft. Investigation will be done to find out who is involved in this incident.

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