Arrested accused (Photo: Right)
Two Indian passport holders were arrested along with 11 gold bars at Darshana check post in Chuadanga. Customs detectives conducted this operation and arrested them at around 11:30 on Thursday.
The arrested are Anup Kumar Gupta (48), son of Chunilal Gupta of Jorabagan Police Station, West Bengal, Kolkata and Rajesh Kumar (43), son of Ramashree, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Customs sleuths said that gold was being smuggled through the Darshana check post – a special operation was conducted in the check post area on the basis of tip-off. In the raid, the bodies of two Indian citizens holding passports were searched. Meanwhile, 11 pieces of gold were recovered from inside their shoes. Later those two were arrested.
Abdur Rahim, revenue officer of Benapole customs detective in Jessore, said the weight of 11 gold pieces was 621 grams. Its estimated market value is Tk 45 lakh. A case has been filed against two smugglers at Darshana police station and handed over to the police.
Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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