Gold biscuits worth Rs 52.30 lakh seized in Bengal

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Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized 16 gold biscuits valued at Rs 52.30 lakh from West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, a BSF officer said.

Acting on a tip-off, BSF troopers from Nadia district’s Krishnanagar outpost set a vigil at Bansghata village and conducted a check on a group of farmers at the border area, and recovered the smuggled gold biscuits at around 9.30 a.m.

“Two farmers — Ganesh Mondal and Saurav Mondal — fled during the checking, leaving behind a tiffin box. Sixteen gold biscuits weighing 1.69 kg were found in the tiffin box,” Rabi Ranjan, the spokesperson for BSF’s South Bengal Frontier, said in a release.

“The seized gold biscuits have been handed over to the customs authority in Bagdah in North 24 Parganas district for further legal action,” he said.

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The South Bengal Frontier of the BSF has seized 12.45 kgs of gold worth Rs 3.9 crore and apprehended five smugglers so far in 2018.

–IANS

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