Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a man along with 12 gold bars weighing 1.5 kg from Shikari Battala at Benapole border on Friday noon.
The arrestee was identified as Asanur Rahman, son of Nur Islam, a resident of Daulatpur village in the district, UNB reports.
Liakat Hossain, acting Captain of BGB-26’s Benapole camp, said tipped off that a big consignment of gold bars was being smuggled to India from Bangladesh, a team of the border force conducted a drive at Shikari Battala in the noon.
During the drive, the BGB men arrested Asanur and recovered 12 gold bars after searching his body.
The market price of the recovered gold bars is estimated to be Tk 58 lakh.
A case was filed with Benapole Port Police Station in this connection.