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No shortage of drugs, gold and guns in BGB’s February haul; over 200 arrested

Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 224 alleged smugglers in connection with seizing smuggled goods, including drugs and firearms worth Tk 48.14 crore from across the country last month.

The arrests were made during anti-smuggling drives by the paramilitary force across the country, especially frontier districts.

Besides, legal actions have been taken against 297 Bangladeshi nationals and nine Indian citizens for illegally crossing borders during the period between February 1 and February 28, says a press release issued by BGB headquarters here on Monday.

The seized contraband items include 5,72,413 pieces of Yaba pills, 62,878 bottles of phensedyl, 16,679 bottles of foreign liquor, 914 cans of beer, 2,069 kg hemp, 6.536 kg of heroin, 5,574 injections, 5,657 bottles syrup, 1,657 Sanagra tablets and 4,73,068 different types of tablets.

The other seized smuggled goods are – 2.416 kg gold, 67 ,535 sets of cosmetics, 2,027 sarees, 470 sets of three pieces and, 895 readymade garments products, 729 kg tea leaves, 3,707 CFT wood, 33,000 kg coal, eight, seven private cars/microbus, six pick-ups, eight engine-run auto-rickshaws and 66 motorcycles.

The paramilitary force also seized two pistols, one one-shooter gun, one pipe-gun, four guns and one magazine during the period.

Source: United News of Bangladesh