Chattogram customs house recovered 12 gold bars from Air Arabia's Sharjah flight that landed at Chattogram's Shah Amanat International Airport on Sunday (16 April) night.
The market value of the seized gold bars, weighing 1.392kg, is around Tk1.30 crore.
Confirming the matter, Chattogram Customs House Deputy Commissioner Abul Kalam Azad said that the plane that left from Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Chattogram around 8:50pm.
"One of the crew members of that flight told us that seat 15FED might have gold or something suspicious hidden," Azad said.
Based on the information, customs officials searched the plane and found the gold bars which were concealed under an empty passenger's seat, he added.
Necessary legal action regarding this will be taken soon, the official said.