West Bengal: BSF has arrested a smuggler from Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal. 12 gold biscuits have been recovered from him. He had tied these biscuits around his waist. BSF has interrogated the accused smuggler. After this the helpline has been issued.
This entire matter pertains to Indo-Bangladesh border located at Tarali in North 24 Parganas. The Tarali outpost of BSF 112th Corps had received input that smuggling was about to take place. The soldiers laid siege. Only then a person was seen secretly entering the Indian border.
West Bengal | Border Security Force (BSF) caught a smuggler with 12 gold biscuits worth Rs 81 lakh on the Indo-Bangladesh border near North 24 Parganas. The smuggler and seized gold biscuits have been handed over to Customs Department, Tentulia, for further legal action: BSF pic.twitter.com/P2L96EVAhA
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The smuggler is a resident of 24 Parganas
The soldiers laid siege and nabbed him. During the search, about 12 gold biscuits tied around the waist of the smuggler were found. Whose weight is 1,394 kg. The value of the recovered biscuits is being estimated at Rs 80,93,424. The smuggler caught there has been identified as Abdul Latif Sardar, a resident of North 24 Parganas district.
The smuggler told that the gold biscuit was given to him by Montu, a resident of Nityanandkathi. BSF has handed over the smuggler to the Customs Department for legal action.
BSF issued helpline number
BSF has also issued two helpline numbers to crack down on smugglers. 14419 and 9903472227. Along with keeping the identity of those giving information against smugglers secret, BSF has also announced appropriate reward.
Amar Dev Paswan reports from Kolkata.
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