A man was arrested for making an attempt to smuggle 30 gold bars into India through Benapole’s Balunda area of Jashore on Saturday.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a raid made the arrest and recovered the gold bars on the day.
The arrestee has been identified as Ashikur Rahman, son of Abdur Razzak of Balunda village under Port Thana in Benapole. He was carrying 30 gold bars weighing 3.49 kg worth Tk 2.53 crore. Lt Col Tanvir Rahman, 21 BGB commander, confirmed the arrest of Ashikur and recovery of the gold bars.
Ashikur Rahman has been handed over to Benapole police in connection with the gold smuggling. In the last six months, 21 BGB recovered 17.57kg gold worth Tk 12 crore.