BSF foils gold smuggling bid at Indo Bangladesh border, gold over Rs. 2.78 crores seized
The truck driver had loaded fish into the truck from Roys International, Satkhira, which were to be handed over to Baba International, Kolkata, upon arrival in India, however, the BSF searching team nabbed him at ICP Petrapole along with the gold biscuits
The Border Security Force (BSF) seized huge cache if snuggled gold at Indo Pakistan border. 40gold biscuits worth over Rs. 2.78 crores have been seized.
The jawans at South Bengal Frontier on duty received information that a truck driver was going to smuggle gold from Bangladesh to India via ICP Petrapole. Immediately, a search team of jawans was formed as per the instructions of the BSF officials.
A short time later, a suspected Bangladeshi truck entered India through ICP Petrapole. The BSF search team stopped the truck. The truck was found to be transporting fish from Bangladesh to India. The jawans searched the entire truck thoroughly and recovered 40 gold biscuits from the bottom of the fish box. The jawans immediately nabbed the truck driver along with the truck & gold and was brought to BSF camp for further questioning.
The apprehended smuggler was identified as Sushankar Das, District Satkhira, Bangladesh.
During interrogation, the truck driver revealed that he had been driving the truck for 15 years. He further revealed that on that day, the owner of the truck, Safikul Islam, a resident of Satkhira, had loaded fish into the truck from Roys International, Satkhira. After this, the fish were to be handed over to Baba International, Kolkata, upon arrival in India. However, the BSF searching team nabbed him at ICP Petrapole along with the gold biscuits.
The apprehended smuggler, along with the gold biscuits and the truck, was handed over to the Custom Office, Petrapole, Tentulia.
The understanding of BSF jawans, smugglers are being caught continuously, and their plans are constantly being foiled. He expressed happiness on the jawans' success. He also stated that the Border Security Force urges people living on the border to report any information related to gold smuggling to BSF's Seema Saathi helpline number, 14419.
Additionally, South Bengal Frontier has issued another number, 9903472227, on which WhatsApp or voice messages related to gold smuggling can be sent. People who provide concrete information will receive appropriate reward money, and their identity will be kept strictly confidential.