BGB seizes over Tk. 85 cr. smuggled goods

BGB seizes over Tk. 85 cr. smuggled goods

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Dhaka – Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized smuggled goods and drugs worth around Tk 85.82 crore carrying out anti-smuggling drives across the country, mostly bordering areas, in January this year.Sources at the BGB headquarters said the para-military force also arrested 107 people on charge of their alleged involvement in contraband items and drugs smugglings during the period between January 1 and January 31.Besides, the BGB seized two pistols, 10 rounds of bullets and four magazines during the period.The BGB also arrested 76 Bangladeshis for illegally crossing Bangladesh borders, while 28 Indians were also arrested for illegally trespassing into Bangladesh territory during the period in January.Of the detained Indians, ten were handed over to local police stations, while 18 others were handed over to Indian Border Security Force, said BGB Headquarters Public Relation Officer (PRO) Mohsin Reza.The seized illegal drugs included, 13,57,6,35 pieces of Yaba tablets, 8,131 bottles of foreign liquor, 350 liters of Bangla wine, 2,017 cans beer, 22,908 bottles of Phensidyl, 919 kg of marijuana, 2 kg 318 grams heroin, 1,39 , 162 anagra / Senegra tablets, some injectable injection 8,632 pieces and 16,55,510 other tablets.Other smuggled goods, included two kg 117 grams of gold, 9,951 pieces of sarees, 3,163 three-pieces and shirt-pieces, 20,056 meter cloth fabric, 1,759 pieces readymade garments and 57,004 CFT wood.UNB news agency

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