The members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) held a man and recovered around 16 kg of gold bars worth Tk 16.7 crore from his possession from Darshana upazila of Chuadanga on Tuesday.
The arrestee is identified as Nazmul Islam, 31, of Shyampur village under the upazila and he is a member of an organized gold smuggling gang, the BGB said in a press release, reports The Daily Sun.Based on secret information, Abdul Hakim, commander of Sultanpur BOP, intercepted a motor-biker while he was heading towards Karpasdanga from Darshana.
The BGB members caught Nazmul, the biker, when he was trying to flee the spot, leaving the motorcycle around 10am.
During the primary interrogation, he informed the law enforcers that he did not possess any smuggled goods.
Later, the BGB men searched his body and filter box of his motorcycle and recovered 96 gold bars weighing 16kg from seven packets.
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