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BSF FOILS SMUGGLING ATTEMPT, ARRESTS TWO BANGLADESHI PASSENGERS WITH 93000 US DOLLARS & OTHER FOREIGN CURRENCY FROM MAITREE EXPRESS(KOLKATA-DHAKA)

ByNE India Broadcast

Apr 25, 2024 #BSF

 Vigilant Troops of border outpost Gede, 32 Battalion, BSF under South Bengal Frontier carried out a special search operation with Railway Police based on specific information provided by the BSF intelligence department in the Maitree Express Train Running between Kolkata to Dhaka. BSF Jawans arrested two Bangladeshi passengers Datta Shankar Kumar and Walid Mehedi Rashal with foreign currency (US$-93000/-, Australian Dollar-700/-, Euro- 1890/-, New Zealand Dollar- 200/-, UAE Dirham-2500/-, Saudi Riyal-7900/- and Bangladeshi Taka-52112/-) when they were trying to smuggle these foreign currencies from India to Bangladesh by hiding in the Mixer Grinder. The Value of the seized foreign currencies is Rs. 81,92,854.32/-.

According to the BSF Spokesperson, on 24 April troops of Border outpost Gede, 32 Battalion BSF received specific information about the carrying of unauthorized quantities of foreign currencies by Bangladeshi passengers in Maitree Express. After receiving the information, BSF troops with Railways Police launched an operation on the Maitree Express. At about 0905 hrs the train arrived at Gede Railway Station, the train was cordoned and after identification of the suspect, troops detained both passengers. Passengers were thoroughly searched and from their possession unauthorized quantity of foreign currencies were recovered hidden in the body of a mixer-grinder machine.

The apprehended Bangladeshi passengers identified as Shankar Kumar Dutta, S/O- Anil Kumar Datta resident of vill Gopalpur of Manikganj, Bangladesh and Walid Mehedi Rashal, S/O- Yeazul Khan resident of Ukil Para horodoyal Road, Bangladesh.

During Interrogation, they revealed that they arrived in India on 21.04.2024 via LCS Gede and went to Mukundapur Kolkata. They stayed at a Hotel Namely Pooja Guest Home and met a Person Namely Subal Chandra Shil (Bangladeshi National). He gave them a mixer grinder and said that if they delivered this mixer grinder to Bangladesh, they would get ₹ 10,000 each. On receiving the consignment, they went to Bangladesh via Maitree train and were apprehended by the BSF party at Gede railway station.

Public Relations Officer of South Bengal Frontier A.K. Arya, DIG reiterated BSF’s unwavering resolve to curb smuggling activities along the India-Bangladesh border. He strongly condemned the smuggling activities and assures that strict vigil is maintained to stop the smuggling activities at the border.

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