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$65,400 seized at Benapole, hundi trader held

  • Published at 01:28 am November 28th, 2019
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File photo of a man counting US dollars Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The detained identified as Shojib Hossain, 28, was apprehended from Shohag Paribahan bus counter around 4pm

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a hundi trader with US$65,400 in his possession from Jessore’s Benapole on Wednesday.

The detained identified as Shojib Hossain, 28, was apprehended from Shohag Paribahan bus counter around 4pm.

Acting on a tip-off about smuggling of US currency from India through the Benapole border, troops led by BGB Company Sadar Commander Subedar Abdul Wahab, conducted a drive at the aforementioned area and detained one Shojib with US$65,400, which is equivalent to Tk56 lakh.

Jessore 49 BGB Commanding Officer Lt Col Md Selim Reza confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

He said the hundi trader Shojib Hossain was interrogated following his detention and transferred to Benapole Port police station soon after.