BGB seized $80,000 in Chuadanga
Border Guard Bangladesh yesterday seized $80,000 in a drive near Phulbari border in Chuadanga's Damurhuda upazila.
"Primarily, we're suspecting that the foreign currency was being smuggled from Bangladesh to India," said Lt Col Shah Md Ishtiak, director of 6th BGB battalion in Chuadanga.
The suspect who was carrying the foreign currency could not be detained, BGB said at a press briefing.
On information, BGB conducted a drive along Phulbari border and found a person trying to cross the border with a bag through pillar-85.
He left the bag and fled when BGB members chased him.
The BGB men found eight bundles of US dollars amounting to $80,000 inside the bag, the BGB official said.
A case was filed with Darshana Police Station in this connection.