The flag carrier has fired the flight steward, Ruhul Amin Shuvo, following the incident.
“Shuvo was on duty as flight attendant of Biman’s Dhaka-bound flight BG4038. The airport authorities found gold and foreign currency in his luggage while he was boarding the plane on Wednesday,” said Biman spokesperson Tahera Khandaker.
“An administrative action has been taken against Shuvo. He will face further punishments after the airline gets reports against him from the Saudi authorities. He was taken into custody by the Saudi Immigration Authority.”
The Biman spokesperson could not confirm the amount of gold or currency seized from Shuvo.