Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained an alleged smuggler along with 10 gold bars from Putkhali border area of Benapole on Monday morning.
The arrestee has been identified as Babul Akhter, son of Ebadul Haque, resident of Putkhali village.
Nayek Subedar Abul Hossain, company commander of BGB Putkhali camp, said that on secret information a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area at around 8:00am and held him.
Later, they confiscated the gold bars, worth about TK 3.8 million (Tk 38 lakh), searching his body.
The detainee was handed over to Benapole Port Police Station, he added.
A case has been filed in this connection; according to UNB.