Women held with gold worth Rs.33 lakh in Bengal

Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) The Border Security Force said it on Monday apprehended a woman and seized gold worth over Rs.33 lakh from her near the Bangladesh border West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district.

In a joint operation with the customs department, troopers of 76th battalion nabbed Tashlima Khatun from under Tarali border outpost area.

“Acting on intelligence input we intercepted a bus in which Tashlima Khatun was travelling. 10 gold biscuits weighing 1,164 grams and valued at Rs.33.33 lakh wer recovered form her. She along with the seized metal has been handed over to police,” said a BSF officer.

The BSF so far in the year has apprehended six gold smugglers and seized gold worth over Rs.1.18 crore from across its south Bengal frontier zone.

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