Border Guard Bangladesh, or BGB's Maheshpur Battalion on Monday arrested a gold smuggler with 1.397 kilograms of gold near the Indian border at Jibannagar in Chuadanga.
The arrestee is Md. Shahabul Islam, 44, son of Md. Ali Ahmed of Medinipur village in Jibannagar.
The BGB patrol team led by Naik Nazrul Islam of Medinipur BOP was operating an anti-smuggling operation when Shahabul was seen speeding on his bike near Khalpara bridge area of Medinipur village.
The patrol team, with the help of locals, managed to arrest him and seize 12 gold bars weighing 1.397 kg, as well as his 110 cc motorcycle.
Shahabul in custody has revealed two other names- Mohammad Wasim Mia, 35, and Mohammad Rashed Ali, 30, were involved in smuggling with him, said BGB sources.
He was handed over to Jibannagar police station along with the gold bars and motorcycles.
A case was being filed in this regard, they said.