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Youth held with 7 gold bars smuggled from Myanmar

Detainee handed over to Ramu police, gold handed over to Cox’s Bazar treasury office

Update : 16 Sep 2021, 10:56 PM

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a youth with seven gold bars weighing 1.162 kilograms on Thursday at Ukhiya-Marichya joint check post, while they were being smuggled from Myanmar.

The arrestee was identified as Md Rifat, 20, hailing from Bandarban.

Commander of 30-BGB Lieutenant Colonel Ibrahim Faruque said that tipped off about a smuggling gang illegally entering Bangladesh from Myanmar with huge amounts of gold, search operations at Marichya Bazaar, Marichya-Goalia Road, Marichya check post and other important points were intensified.

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At around 10am, BGB members stopped a CNG carrying Rifat for checking and recovered the gold bars from him.

In primary interrogation the detainee confessed to smuggling the gold bars across the country after buying them from a Myanmar citizen at Tamabru border.

The youth was handed over to Ramu police station, while the gold bars were handed over to the Cox’s Bazar treasury office.

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