Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a youth with seven gold bars weighing 1.162kg on Thursday at Ukhiya-Marichya joint check post in Cox’s Bazar while smuggling them from Myanmar.
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, reports UNB.
The youth was handed over to Ramu police station and the gold bars were submitted to Cox’s Bazar treasury office.