Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Saturday claimed to have detained a man with 30 gold bars worth over Tk 25.29 million (Tk 2.53 crore) at Benapole border in Sharsha upazila of Jashore district.
The detainee has been identified as Asiqur Rahman, 36, son of Abdur Razzak of Balunda village in Benapole, reports UNB.
Tipped off, a team of BGB-21 conducted a drive in the Goga area and detained Ashiqur with the gold bars while he was about to sneak into India in the afternoon, said commanding officer of BGB-21, Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Ahmed.
The market value of the seized gold bars is Tk 25.29 million. "He has been handed over to Sharsha police," the commanding officer said.