Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Two people were apprehended and gold worth over Rs.64 lakh seized from them on Thursday from near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, the BSF said.
The duo — Babu Mandal and Biswanath Mondal — was held by troopers of the BSF’s 76 battalion, from near the Bithari border outpost area.
“A special team intercepted a vehicle in which the two were travelling. From their possession, we recovered 12 pieces of gold weighing 2.25 kg and valued at Rs.64.44 lakh,” said a Border Security Force spokesperson.
The duo has been handed over to police along with the seized gold.
The BSF said that in another operation, troopers seized 100 kg of ganja on Tuesday from near the Baliasisa border outpost in Nadia district.