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BGB seizes smuggled goods, drugs worth Tk 854.9m in Nov

Staff Correspondent

2 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized smuggled goods and illegal drugs worth over Tk 854.9 million (85.49 crore) from border and other areas in November.

The paramilitary force detained 324 smugglers and 237 Bangladeshi and Indian nationals for trespassing, said a press release of the BGB.

Of the seized drugs, there were over 1.511 million yaba tablets, 63,771 bottles of phensedyle, 18,126 bottles of foreign wine, 1,956 cans of beer, 1,002 kg of ganja and other narcotic items. Of the seized smuggled goods, there were 12.631 kg of gold, 6.100 kg of silver, 39 CNG run autos, 87 motorcycles and other things.

Besides, two pistols, 12 guns, two magazines, 186 rounds of bullet and 300 grams of gunpowder were seized.