Members of Narcotics Control Department arrested a man and seized 15 gold bars from his possession at Kamarpara in Rangpur city on Wednesday. The arrestee was identified as Foysal, son of Abul Hossain of Munshiganj district. Acting on a tip off, that a consignment of gold was being smuggled to Rangpur from Dhaka, a team of Narcotics Control Department, intercepted a bus and arrested the man, said Aslam Ali Mandal, inspector of Narcotics Control Department, Rangpur. Also read: Man held with 13 kg gold bars at Benapole Later, they seized 15 gold bars from the belt of the young man. The market value of the seized gold bars, weighing 150 tola, is Tk 1.27 crore. Also read: Man held with 15kg gold at Dhaka Airport
Customs intelligence officials detained three people and seized 20 gold bars from their possession at Benapole Check-post in Jashore district on Monday. The arrestees were identified as Md Habib, 37, son of Mosharraf Hossain of Nagarkanda village in Faridpur district, Mahiuddin, 36, son of Shahid Molla and Rony Ahmed, 44, son of Amzad Molla of Gopalganj district. Acting on a tip-off that a huge consignment of gold is being smuggled to India, a team of customs officials intercepted three passengers while crossing the immigration point around 8 am, said deputy director of Benapole Custom Intelligence Sayekh Arefin Zahedi. After interrogation, all of them confessed about possessing gold in their rectums. Later, the customs intelligence officials seized gold bars. The market value of the seized gold bars is Tk 1.74 crore.
Customs officials detained a man along with 23 gold bars, weighing 2.7 kg, from Chattogram’s Shah Amanat International Airport today, officials said. The arrestee was identified as Mohammad Ziauddin, from Hathazari upazila of Chattogram district. Deputy Director of Chattogram Customs, Saifur Rahman, said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG-148) from Dubai landed at the airport in the morning. Also read: Man held with 13 kg gold bars at Benapole During scanning, the customs officials suspected the existence of metal objects inside the body of the passenger and challenged him. Later, they seized the gold bars from him. Customs officials are scanning his body, suspecting that the passenger might be carrying more gold.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Wednesday said they detained two people with 70 gold bars worth Tk6.52 crore from the Kaira border area in Benapole. The detainees are Md Shafiqul Islam, 29, of Benapole and Md Hannan, 34, of Chandpur. Read more: 2 held with 20 gold bars in Chattogram’s Sitakunda Tipped off, a team of BGB-21 intercepted a car while it was trying to cross the border in the Panch Kaira Ambagan area this evening, Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Rahman, commanding officer of BGB-21, said. Later, the BGB men seized the gold bars from the car and detained the duo, he said. "Legal actions will be taken against the detainees."
Police arrested two people and seized 20 gold bars from Sitakunda in Chattogram district on Wednesday. The arrestees were identified as Basu Pal, 35, son of Sunil Pal of Anwara upazila, and Ratan Pal, 60, son of Shashank Pal of Bashkhali upazila. Tofayel Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda Police Station, said suspecting the movement of two people, police challenged them in front of Shyamoli Paribahan bus counter in the morning. Later, police recovered 20 gold bars, weighing 2332.11 grams, from their shoes. After interrogation, police came to know that they were waiting for a bus to go to Dhaka to sell the gold bars. Also read: One held with 63 gold bars in Benapole The market value of the seized gold bars is Tk 1.70 crore. A case was filed with Sitakunda Police Station.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members seized 91 gold bars weighing 11.73 kg from Chuadanga and Jhenaidah districts on Tuesday. Tipped off, a team of BGB conducted a drive in Darshana Thana in Jhenaidah on Tuesday and detained a man while he was taking six gold bars to Jibannagar upazila, said Mohammad Saiful Islam, assistant director of BGB-58 battalion. Read more: 9 gold bars seized in Benapole The detainee is Abdus Shukur,35, son of Tabir Rahman of Nutanpara village of Chuadanga's Jibannagar upazila. Later, the gold bars worth around Tk 51 lakh were recovered from his possesion, the officer said. A case will be filed against the detainee, he said adding that the gold bars will be handed over to Darshana police. In Jhenaidah, a special patrol team of Jadavpur BOP under Maheshpur Battalion conducted an operation in Gopalpur village in Maheshpur upazila. Read more: 80 gold bars seized from Jashore border During the drive, 85 gold bars weighing 11.390 kg were recovered by digging soil in a banana orchard. The seized gold worth over Tk 8 crore will be deposited at the Jhenaidah Treasury Office after filing a case at Maheshpur Police Station, said Saiful Islam.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have seized 80 gold bars weighing 9.28 kg from Kashipur-Shahzadpur border in Chougachha upazila of Jashore. Tipped off, a team of BGB conducted a drive near the border on Saturday evening noticing suspicious movement of two Bangladeshi farmers, said Lt Col Shahed Minhaj Siddiqui, commanding officer of BGB-49 battalion. Read more: 2 held with 10 gold bars in Jashore The farmers fled the scene when BGB men challenged them.The law enforcers later noticed two more farmers’ roaming near the border at that time. Later, they found 80 gold bars worth Tk 8.32 crore in four large bundles wrapped with adhesive tape in a pepper field there, said the Commander. The seized gold bars will be deposited in the government treasury through necessary legal action. Read more: Man held with 17 gold bars in Jashore
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have claimed to have detained two men and seized gold bars worth nearly Tk22.45 crore from the border areas in Benapole in the last two days. BGB detained Omar Faruk, 27, and Farhad Hossain, 32, of Chandpur district with 112 gold bars worth Tk15.65 crore, weighing 16.5kg, from the Amrakhali border area in Benapole Wednesday, Lieutenant Colonel Minhaj Ahmed Siddique, commanding officer of BGB 21, said. Meanwhile, another BGB team seized 82 gold bars worth Tk6.80 crore, weighing 9.5kg, from Benapole's Panchbhulot border area Thursday. "The smuggler, identified as Mohammad Mehdi (25) of Jashore's Benapole, fled the area after being chased by a BGB team, leaving his motorcycle and a bag with the gold behind," said Lieutenant Colonel Tanveer Ahmed, commanding officer of BGB 21 Battalion. Legal actions will be taken against those involved in the gold smuggling, the commanding officers said. Also read: 56 gold bars seized at Chattogram airport
Customs officials on Saturday seized 56 gold bars weighing 6.5 kg from an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Chattogram Shah Amanat Airport. Taslim Ahmed, manager of Chattogram airport, said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines ‘BG-148’ landed at the airport from Dubai in the afternoon. Tipped off, a team of customs officials found the gold bars, wrapped in black scotch tape, from under a seat in an abandoned condition, said joint director of Chattogram Regional Custom Intelligence and Investigation Department Saifur Rahman. Read: Two brothers held with 10 gold bars in Benapole However, no one was arrested in connection with the recovery of the gold bars worth Tk 4.48 crore. A case has been filed with Patenga Police Station in this regard.
Customs Intelligence officials on Monday detained a man with nine gold bars weighing 1.44 kg from Benapole immigration checkpost. The detainee was identified as Siddiqur Rahman, 45, of Barguna district. Read more: BGB detains woman with gold worth over Tk 8 million in Benapole Tipped off that a passenger was carrying gold bars to smuggle those to India, Customs intelligence personnel detained Siddiqur from the immigration area and seized the gold bars worth Tk 80 lakh, said Benapole Customs Detective Assistant Director Moniruzzaman Chowdhury. The detainee was later handed over to Benapole Port police station, he added. A case has been filed in this regard. Read more: APBn detains man with gold worth Tk 69 lakh at Dhaka Airport