Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained two suspected hundi traders along with US$ 500,000 in Sharsha upazila of Jashore district on Sunday.
The detainees were identified as Hridoy Mia, 37, of Chandpur and Ashraful Islam, 40, of Cumilla.On a tip-off, a team of the paramilitary force intercepted a Dhaka-bound private car at Ulashi of the upazila at noon, said Lt Col Md Selim Reza, commanding officer BGB Battalion-49.
Later, they recovered the foreign currency from the vehicle and detained its inmates, he said.
During preliminary interrogation, the detainees confessed that they had long been involved in hundi trade and gold smuggling, Selim Reza claimed, adding that they were handed over to police for further action.
Earlier on July 3, the BGB personnel detained three other hundi traders -- Shah Alam, Masud Rana and Zakir Hossain -- along with $115,000 from the district town of Jashore.