Youth held with 1.162 kg of gold bars smuggled from Myanmar

2021-09-16, 11:07pm Crime

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BGB detained a youth with seven gold bars weighing 1.162kg on Thursday at Ukhiya-Marichya joint check post .

Cox’s Bazar, Sep 16 :  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a youth with seven gold bars weighing 1.162kg on Thursday at Ukhiya-Marichya joint check post while smuggling them from Myanmar.

The arrestee was identified as Md Rifat,20, hailing from Bandarban .

Commander of 30-BGB, Lieutenant Colonel Ibrahim Faruque said, tipped off about a smuggling gang illegally entering Bangladesh from Myanmar with huge amount of gold, search operation at Marichya bazaar, Marichya-Goalia road, Marichya check post and other important points  was intensified.

Around 10 am , BGB members held a CNG carrying Ibrahim for checking and recovered the gold bars from him.

In primary interrogation the arrestee confessed of smuggling the gold bars across the country after buying them from a Myanmar citizen at Tamabru border.

The youth was handed over to Ramu police station and the gold bars were submitted to Cox’s Bazar treasury office, reports UNB.