Customs officials detained a man and seized around 3.7 kilograms of gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this morning.
The arrestee was identified as Almas Ali.
Detainee Almas Ali carried the 32 gold bars from Dubai by hiding those inside two mixer machines, said Sulaiman Hossain, assistant commissioner (B-shift) of customs.
Assistant Commissioner of Customs (B-Shift) Solaiman Hossain confirmed the matter to media.
Solaiman Hossain said acting on a tip-off, the officials challenged Almas as he was crossing the green channel of the airport after he reached at the airport on a BG-148 flight from Dubai.
They scanned his luggage and found the gold worth Tk 2.22 crore hidden inside a mixer machine, he added.
A process in underway to take legal action against him, he said.