Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) At least one person was arrested and over six kg of silver was seized by the Border Security Force personnel in West Bengal’s Malda district, an official said on Friday.
The BSF troopers at Bajitpur outpost observed suspicious movements near the riverine border area and detained a man on Thursday night while he was trying to cross over to Bangladesh.
“Nazirul Seikh, 56, a resident of Murshidabad district’s Schoolpara village, was arrested while trying to cross the International Border,” Ajay Kumar of BSF’s South Bengal Frontier said.
“BSF seized 6.3 kilograms of silver worth approximately 2.6 lakh rupees,” Kumar said.
“The apprehended person was handed over to the Custom Department of Murshidabad district’s Aurangabad,” the officer said.
The South Bengal Frontier of the BSF has seized over 53 kg of silver and arrested three smugglers this year so far.