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Bangladesh seizes half-tonne of gold from top jeweller

DHAKA: Bangladeshi authorities have confiscated half a tonne of gold from a top jeweller, officials said Sunday, amid a crackdown on a booming smuggling trade. Customs officials raided five outlets of Apan Jewellers over several days last month and seized around 500 kilograms of gold and half a kilogram in diamonds. "We asked the owners to provide legal receipts (for the gold) but they failed to provide anything," Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department chief Moinul Khan told reporters. Gold smuggling in…