6 held with gold bars worth Tk 13.58 cr in Jashore

Six people were arrested along with 135 gold bars worth Tk 13.58 crore from Benapole border area in Jashore early Wednesday.

The arrestees are Zahidul Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Arif Miaji, Shahjalal, Abu Hayat Jonny and Rabiul Islam Rabbi.

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)seized the gold bars weighing 16 kgs from a private car used for smuggling, said a media release of BGB.

The arrestees were trying to smuggle the gold bars from Dhaka to India, said Jashore 49 BGB Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Shahed Minhaj Siddiqui at a press briefing.

Source: United News of Bangladesh