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BGB seizes Tk 31crore smuggled goods

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Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized smuggled goods and various types of contraband narcotic items worth around Tk 31.19 crore conducting anti-smuggling drives across the country, mainly bordering areas, in June this year, reports UNB. Besides, the paramilitary force also seized four pistols, one shooter gun, 20 rounds of bullets and nine magazines during the period.

The smuggled contraband drugs included 1,79,095 pieces of yaba tablets, 19,674 bottles of phensidyl, 400 kg of heroin, 1565 kgs of cannabis, 4,817 bottles of foreign wines, 2848 cans of bear, while smuggled goods included 5,988 pieces of sharees, 2026 three pieces, 34,133 meters loincloth, 50 motorcycles, 6107 kgs tea and 10 gold bars. BGB arrested 161 people over their alleged involvement in smuggling goods and contraband drugs.

Besides, 146 Bangladeshis were arrested for illegally crossing Bangladesh borders and three Indians were arrested for illegally trespassing into Bangladesh territory during the period.

Later, three detained Indian nationals were handed over to Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and one other was handed over to local police station, said BGB Headquarters Public Relations Officer Mohsin Reza.

So far, smuggled goods and illegal drugs worth around Tk 499.32 crore have been seized by the BGB in last six months till June 30, he added.

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