Dhaka – In separate incidents, members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two people, including an Indian national, and recovered 5.800 kgs of gold in Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Tuesday.The BGB men arrested the Indian citizen along with 32 gold bars weighing 3.400 kg from bordering Shikarpur in the morning.
The arrestee was identified a Mithu Dafadar, 30, son of Hazrat Dafadar of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.
Tipped off, a team of BGB-49 Battalion conducted a drive at Narikelbaria around 10am and arrested the Indian national along with the gold worth Tk 1.46 crore, said Major Nazrul Islam, acting commanding officer of the paramilitary force battalion.
Another BGB team arrested Abdur Razzak, 35, son of Ataur Rahman of Putkhali village, along with 24 gold bars weighing 2.400 kgs and worth Tk 1 crore, from the village in the afternoon, said Lt Col Tariqul Hakim, commanding officer of BGB-21 Battalion.
The seized gold was deposited to Benapole Customs House and separate cases were filed with Benapole Port Police Station.UNB