Kolkata: The Border Security Force (BSF) Seized gold biscuits valued at Rs. 95 lakh from the Indo-Bangladesh border area of West Bengal’s Nadia district and detained a gold smuggler on Monday.
Based on a tip-off, BSF sources conducted search near border outpost Mustafapur in Nadia district’s Krishnanagar area and the accused identified as Lokman Pal, (47), of North 24 Parganas district’s Gangulia village was arrested with 26 gold biscuits worth Rs. 95.16 lakh while he was returning after talking to a Bangladeshi national, said a senior officer of BSF.
The accused had the gold biscuits concealed in an artificial kneecap on his right leg. The accused has been handover to Bagda police station along with the seized batch for further action.
In 2018, the south Bengal frontier of Border Security Force (BSF) seized smuggled gold worth more than Rs 8 crore and detained ten gold smugglers so far.