BGB arrests man with 30 gold bars in Benapole

Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh on Saturday claimed to have arrested a man with 30 gold bars worth over Tk 2.53 crore at Benapole border under Sharsha upazila in Jashore district.

The detainee is Asiqur Rahman, 36, son of Abdur Razzak of Balunda village under Benapole upazila.

Tipped off, a team of BGB-21 conducted a drive in the Goga area and detained Ashiqur with the gold bars while he was about to sneak into India in the afternoon, said commanding officer of BGB-21, Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Ahmed.

The market value of the seized gold bars is Tk 2.53 crore. ‘He has been handed over to Sharsha police,’ the commanding officer said.

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