Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

2 smugglers held with Tk 5cr gold in Benapole

Police on Monday detained two smugglers and seized 62 gold bars, weighing 7.025 kg from them along Sharsha border in Jashore district, reports UNB.

The detainees are Nayem Hossain, 40, and Azharul Islam, 35 - both res-idents of Sharsha upazila.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive along the bordering area and detained them this evening while they were trying to smuggle the gold to India, said Additional SP of Navaron Circle Police, Jewel Imran.

Later, they were searched and the 62 gold bars were found on them.

The market value of the recovered gold is estimated to be around Tk 5.33 crore, the officer said.

More will be disclosed in the press conference tomorrow (Nov 8, 2022) said ASP, adding that the case against the accused gold smugglers is under process.