Members of Border Guard Bangladesh(BGB) have seized smuggled goods, ammunition and drugs worth around Tk 132 crore through drives at different places of the country including in border areas in May.
Among the drugs seized by the BGB are-- 12,13,171 Yaba pills, 7,898 Kgs of Crystal Meth(Ice), 1,885 kgs of heroin, 3,150 kgs of hemp, 22,067 bottles of Phensedyl, 12,588 bottles of foreign liquor, 3,960 cans of beer, 2,148 kgs of Marijuana, 2,80,639 packets of cigarettes and Bidi, 835 kgs of tobacco leaves, 51,137 injections, 5,696 bottles of Eascof syrup, 1,031 bottles of Mcadyl syrup, 6, 4,400 Sanagra tablets and 68, 963 other tablets, said a press release.
Besides, 14,585 kgs of gold, 35,274 kgs of silver, 71,959 cosmetics items, 18,786 imitation jewelleries, 9,526 Sarees, 1,800 pieces of other clothing items, 466 pieces of readymade garments items, 1,942 cubic feet of timber, 5,536 kgs of tea leaves, 49,600 kgs of coal, 111 kgs of fishing nets, a statue made of precious stone, five trucks and covered vans, four private cars and microbuses, seven pick up vans, 25 CNG-run auto-rickshaws and easy bikes and 84 motorcycles were among the seized goods.
BGB also seized 31 weapons, two magazines, 84 rounds of bullets and 116 kgs of explosives.
Besides, legal action has been taken against 227 smugglers, 163 Bangladeshi citizens, nine Indian citizens and one Afgan citizen for crossing the border illegally, said Public Relations Officer of BGB Headquarters Md Shariful Islam.