Man held in Benapole with gold bars worth Tk 358m

Published: August 10, 2018 11:47:33 | Updated: August 10, 2018 20:19:02

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Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive arrested a man along with 624 gold bars, weighing some 73 kg, from Shikarpur border point in Sharsha upazila on Thursday night.

The arrestee has been identified as Mohiuddin, 35, son of Tozammel Hossain of Shikarpur village, reports UNB.

Tipped off that a huge consignment of gold was being smuggled out of the country, a team of BGB-49 conducted a drive at Narikelbaria area at night and arrested Mohiuddin along with the gold bars worth Tk 357.7 million (35.77 crore), said Commanding officer of BGB-49, Lt Col Ariful Haq.

The seized gold bars were deposited to Benapole customs house.

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