Two Bangladesh-origin German citizens were detained with nine firearms at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this afternoon, agencies report. Detained Anisul Islam and Manir Ben Ali landed on Dhaka on an Emirates Airlines flight around 10:00am, commissioner customs, told reporters.
Customs officials found the firearms in a carton when they frisked Anisul and Manir after their arrival, Sohel Rahman, joint commissioner of the Customs, said. When the detainees claimed those objects as toys, customs officials called in the expertise of Rapid Action Battalion and confirmed they were guns, he said.
“We will send these firearms to Criminal Investigation Department for ballistic tests and till the reports come, the detainees will be in our custody,” he added.