Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Monday seized gold biscuits worth Rs 95 lakh from the Indo-Bangladesh border area of West Bengal’s Nadia district and arrested a gold smuggler, a BSF officer said.
Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers conducted a raid near border outpost Mustafapur in Nadia district’s Krishnanagar area and apprehended one Indian national with the smuggled gold biscuits.
“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 near the international border fence,” said Rabi Ranjan, a senior officer of BSF’s South Bengal frontier.
“The accused had the gold biscuits hidden in an artificial knee cap on his right leg. He has been handed over to Bagda police station along with the seized consignment for further legal action,” he said.
The South Bengal frontier of BSF has seized smuggled gold worth more than Rs 8 crore and arrested 10 gold smugglers so far in 2018.