BENAPOLE: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in raids seized 1.169 kg gold and arrested one suspected smuggler from bordering Sikri Bottala area on Tuesday.
The arrestee is Nazmul Hossain, 34, son of Atiar Rahman of Putkhali village of Benapole port police station.The value of the seized gold was estimated at around Tk 53 lakh, said Lt Col Salim Reja, commanding officer of 49-BGB battalion.
The BGB official said acting on a tip-off, a BGB team, led by Abdul Malek of Benapole camp, raided Sikri area and arrested Nazmul Hossain along with 1.169kg gold.
The gold was being smuggled to India, said the BGB official, adding that the smuggler and the gold were handed over to Benapole port police station.
A case was filed with the police station in this connection.