BSF Seizes Gold Bars of Rs 1.32 Crores In Tripura

Guwahati: The Border Security Force (BSF) arrested one person and recovered two gold bars worth Rs. 1.32 crores along with DRI representatives who were deployed in Tripura.

BSF announced in a press release that it regularly undertakes “Special operations” to neutralise the nefarious intentions of trans-border smuggling on the international boundary between India and Bangladesh in order to combat the threat of trans-border smuggling in the state of Tripura.

“In the series of such operations, on 11th February based on input regarding the smuggling of Gold received by DRI and further corroborated with BSF intelligence that a passenger vehicle Bolero Pickup bearing registration no. TR01D3893 was carrying foreign-origin gold bars heading towards Agartala from Sonamura. On the basis of the above intelligence, a Mobile Check post (MCP) was placed near Sekerkote market along with troops of 69 Bn BSF on NH 08 near BSF Campus Gokulnagar”, it reads.

It went on to say that the MCP party intercepted the aforementioned vehicle and that nothing was discovered inside it after a preliminary search.

“Further joint operation party thoroughly searched the vehicle and with the active assistance and expertise of BSF vehicle mechanic the vehicle was stripped and 02 Gold Bars were recovered clandestinely hidden in a cavity near the driver seat”, it added.

 The vehicle driver identified as Nazrul Islam who lives in Srimantapur in the Sepahijala district was arrested.

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