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2 held with $89,900 in Benapole

  • Published at 01:44 pm September 6th, 2018
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A team of BGB 49 searched a Jessore-bound bus near Amrakhali check post and detained two smugglers around 11am on Thursday Dhaka Tribune

The smugglers said they obtained the dollars from a money exchange at the Benapole check post 

A Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion has detained two suspected smugglers with around $89,900 at the Benapole border area in Jessore.

The detainees are Obaidul Rahman, 27, son of Amirul Islam of Narail; and Masud Rana, 30, son of Kawsar Ali— from the same district.

A team of BGB 49 searched a Jessore-bound bus near Amrakhali check post and detained two smugglers with $89,900 around 11am on Thursday.

BGB sources said the smugglers obtained the dollars from a money exchange at the Benapole check post.

Amrakhali BGB Commander Subedar Mizanur Rahman said: "Acting on a tip-off, we searched the bus and detained the duo with the US dollars.”

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Commander of Jessore 49 BGB Battalion Lt Col Ariful Haque said: "The smugglers have been handed over to police after  a case was filed against them."