8kg of gold seized; two arrested in Jashore
BGB members yesterday arrested two suspected smugglers with 70 gold bars along Kaiba border in Jashore's Sharsha upazila.
The arrestees are Shafiqul Islam, 29, of Benapole, and Hannan Pradhan, 34, of Chandpur's Kachua upazila, reports our Benapole correspondent, quoting Col Mamunur Rashid, commander of 21 BGB Battalion.
Mamunur said on information, a BGB team raided a mango orchard near Kaiba border, recovered the gold bars and arrested the two from a car in the evening, adding that the bars were being smuggled to India.
The bars, weighing around 8kg, is worth Tk 6.5 crore, the BGB official said.
He added that the arrestees were handed over to Sharsha police.