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BSF SOUTH BENGAL FRONTIER FOILS YET ANOTHER GOLD SMUGGLING ATTEMPT, SEIZES GOLD WORTH RS 82.5 LAKH ON INDIA-BANGLADESH BORDER

ByNE India Broadcast

Apr 11, 2024 #BSF

On 11 April 2024, The alert jawans of Border Outpost Kadipur,32 Battalion, BSF under South Bengal Frontier foiled an attempt to smuggle gold on the International border of District Nadia of West Bengal and seized 10 gold biscuits. The operation based on specific information of the Intelligence Department of BSF of smuggling attempt from Bangladesh to India resulted in the seizure of 10 Gold biscuits weighing 1.166 Kg at the border. The estimated market value of gold is Rs 82,45,952 .

According to the information, on 10 April the jawans of the border outpost Kadipur got specific information about gold being thrown over at the border fencing. Accordingly, jawans were alerted and an ambush was laid in the suspected area in front and behind the border fence. During the ambush, the ambush party observed a man who had come to collect the gold consignment hiding in the bushes near the suspicious area behind the cattle fence and two men clandestinely took cover in the dense vegetation coming from the Bangladesh side. When the smugglers from Bangladesh attempted to throw the packet, the party deployed on the other side of the border fence challenged them to stop and tried to capture them. The smugglers managed to escape by taking advantage of the dense vegetation in the area.

The person who had come to collect the gold realized that he was surrounded by the BSF and left his hiding place and ran back toward the Indian side by taking advantage of the dense vegetation. A thorough search was carried out of the area. During the search, a plastic packet was found which was seized and opened in the presence of two civilian witnesses, Gram Panchayat member Shri Huda Digambarpur and another person from the same village. The plastic packet contained ten gold biscuits weighing about 1.166 Kg. The seized gold biscuits have been handed over to the Customs office in Banpur for further legal action.

Public Relations Officer of BSF, South Bengal Frontier, Shri A.K Arya, DIG expressed happiness over this achievement of the jawans. He said that notorious smugglers trap poor and innocent people by luring them with small amounts of money. Notorious trafficking gangs are not directly involved in crimes like smuggling, so they target poor people. He appealed to the people living on the border to contact BSF’s Seema Sathi helpline number. If they get any information related to gold smuggling they can give information to BSF on number 14419. Apart from this, South Bengal Frontier has also issued another number 9903472227, on which WhatsApp messages or voice messages related to gold smuggling can also be sent. An appropriate reward amount will be given to the person giving concrete information and his identity will be kept confidential.

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