Attempt to smuggle 10 kg gold from Bangladesh to India, 7 arrested


Indian Border Guard Force (BSF) and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Kolkata have recovered around 10 kg of gold from the India-Bangladesh international border. Recently in Nadia district of West Bengal BSF jawans of 68 battalion and officials of Kolkata Revenue Intelligence Directorate arrested seven suspects.

Meanwhile, 9.57 kg of gold was recovered from them, the market value of which is around 6 crore 86 lakh rupees. Besides, the joint forces also seized a Maruti car used in gold smuggling along with Rs.11 lakh 58 thousand in cash.

They said that they were trying to smuggle gold from Bangladesh to India.

According to the BSF, on Thursday (July 4), members of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Kolkata shared secret information about a gold smuggling case with the Indian Border Guard Force.

On the basis of specific information, the members of the joint forces started a search operation on National Highway No. 11. Around 5:30 pm, they stopped a suspicious Maruti Eeco car and searched the car after identifying the suspects inside. Two accused were arrested along with 4.8 kg of gold.

After that the joint forces stopped and searched two more buses. 1.2 kg gold and 3.62 kg gold were recovered from one bus respectively. Four people were arrested on charges related to these gold smuggling.

After interrogating the accused, the joint forces learned about another smuggling operation from them. Based on that information, a house in Ramnagar village of Karimpur was searched and a gold biscuit worth Rs 11 lakh 58 thousand 500 was recovered and a person was arrested.

In this incident, the main accused Rafiq Mondal’s house is in Tepur of Nadia district. Among the rest, Lal, Ravi, Pradeep, Dawood, Seeman and Bittu are residents of Nadia.

In the initial interrogation, Rafiq said that he has been involved in gold smuggling for a long time. This time he was going to deliver the gold shipment to an unknown person in Krishnanagar. He would get three thousand rupees in return. But before that he was caught by BSF.

Earlier, Rafiq Mondal was arrested with 16 gold biscuits in 2022, whose case is still ongoing.

Other accused said that gold was taken from the border area of ​​Karimpur and handed over to unknown persons at the Dum Dum railway station in Kolkata, where they were paid between Rs 2,000 and Rs 5,000.

The recovered gold and the arrested accused have been handed over to DRI Kolkata for further legal action.

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