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Suspected smuggler held with 19 gold bars in Panchagarh

Panchagarh Correspondent

Published: 13:29, 17 September 2023

Suspected smuggler held with 19 gold bars in Panchagarh

Photo : TDM

Members of the Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) detained a suspected smuggler along with 19 gold bars worth over Tk 15 crore along the Bangalpara border in Panchagarh Sadar upazila on Saturday (16 September) night.

The detainee is Md. Jewel, 32, son of Afsar Ali of the Madhupara village under Harivasa union of the upazila.

Lt. Col Md. Asaduzzaman Hakim, commander of BGB-56 (Nilphamari), said a team of the border force conducted a drive near the main pillar 755/4 of the area and detained Jewel with 19 gold bars weighing 19.30kg.

They also seized a motorcycle, a mobile phone set and cash Tk 25000.

The detainee was handed over to Panchagarh Sadar Police and the process of filing a case is underway, Abdul Latif Mia, Officer-In-Chgarge of Panchagarh Sadar Police Station said.

TDM/FMT

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