Gold worth Tk 15bn seized at Benapole

Gold barsReuters file photo

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh seized 17 gold bars weighing  1.98kg from Pachvulot border of Jashore's Sharsha upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.

Lieutenant Colonel Tanveer Ahmed, commanding officer of BGB-21 battalion, said tipped off that gold was being smuggled to India, a team of BGB conducted a drive in Bottola area at noon.

Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, two smugglers riding on a motorcycle fled the scene leaving behind two bags and the BGB team recovered the gold bars worth Tk 1.5 crore from the bags, said Tanveer Ahmed.

He said they are trying to arrest the two smugglers.

A case has been filed with Sharsha police in this regard, added the commanding officer.