700 gold bars seized, four held
The law enforcers yesterday held four men with 700 gold bars in two separate drives in Chattogram's Sadar and Mirsharai upazilas.
Chattogram district police detained two -- Md Rakib, 34, and Karim Khan Kalu, 34, of Chuadanga's Darshana area -- around 3:00pm from a jeep in Mirsarai upazila with 600 gold bars.
Moshiuddowla Reza, additional superintendent of Chattogram district police, said a team of Jorarganj police raided in Chinki Astana area and detained the duo with 60 kilogrammes of gold worth Tk 26.40 crore.
They were smuggling the gold following direction over phone, the police official added.
Meanwhile, detective branch of Chittagong Metropolitan Police detained two -- Lavu Saha alias Proloy Kumar Saha, 59, and Bilal Hossain alias Kader, 28 -- with 11.662 kilogrammes of gold worth Tk 4.45 crore.
SM Mostain Hossain, deputy commissioner CMP's detective branch, said they conducted a raid in the port city's CRB (Central Railway Building) area around 11:00am and detained the duo from a Narayanganj-bound car.
The detective branch later handed them over to the district police, he added.
According to the law enforcer, the two received the gold from a man in the city's Badna Shah Mazar area and were supposed to deliver the consignment in Narayanganj.
Police filed two cases against the four with Jorarganj Police Station and Chattogram Kotwali Police Station in this connection.