Chittagong Bureau : Chittagong Airport customs seized 15 pieces of gold bar from five passengers came from middle east countries. The estimated value of these gold bars is about Tk.75 lakh. These passengers arrived Chittagong airport by Air Arabia flight from Sharjah, UAE and Oman Air from Muscat on Sunday night. Customs sources said customs intelligence officials seized five gold bars from Md. Tawhidur Rahman who came from Sharjah by Air Arabia flight. Besides 4 gold bars seized from Md.Shahjahan , 2 each from Jahedul Alam, Abdul Baset, and Aisur Rana . These four passengers came from Muscat by Oman Air. After charging the bodies of the passengers , these gold bars were recovered. Customs sources said the weight of these 15 gold bars is 1.725 gms and the present market value is not less than Tk.75 lakh.Customs official Moshiur Rahman told the New Nation that as per rules of the customs, passengers were released after seizing the gold bars and respective passports and legal actions will be taken against them. Seized gold bars will be deposited to Bangladesh Bank, sources added.