Four arrested with 14 gold bars in Chuadanga

Published : 09 Jun 2023 09:06 PM

Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh arrested four suspected smugglers with 14 gold bars, worth over Tk 2.24 crore, from Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga early Friday.

The arrestees Ebadul Mollah, 26, Mahabur Hasan, 27 and Riaz Kazi, 21, are from Lohagara upazila of Narail and Sheikh Sohel Rana, 35, hails from Naragati upazila from the same district.

Masud Parvez, director of BGB-58, said a patrolling team of the force took position in Hasadah Bus Stand area of the upazila after being tipped-off that a consignment of gold would be smuggled to India through the border.

As a private car was heading towards the border around 12 am, they signaled it to stop, he said, adding that 14 gold bars were recovered from beneath the seats of the vehicle during a search operation.

The market price of the gold bars is estimated at Tk 2 crore, 24 lakh and 75 thousand, he said.

The private car used in the smuggling and six mobile phone sets were seized from their possession during the drive, according to the BGB officer. A case was filed with Jibannagar police station in this regard, he added.