Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Teknaf, Bangladesh: The Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB), formerly known as The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), seized 90 tola (one Tola = 11.6-gram) of gold along the Bangladesh-Burma border at Teknaf on January 23, said a resident from Tekanf.

Upon receiving the tip, BGB conducted the raid at the border area of Teknaf and seized the gold, worth 3,510,000 taka, while it was being smuggled to Burma from Bangladesh, an official said.

During the operation, nobody was arrested by the Border Guard of Bangladesh.

The seized gold has been not handed over to any department by the BGB. Authorities are keeping it stored in their camp. They have been trying to find out who was involved in the smuggling.

A gold smith from Teknaf said that the price of gold is skyrocketing in Burma, the gold smugglers smuggle gold to Burma from Bangladesh for their self-profit.

In addition, a mobile court of Dhaka, led by Executive Magistrate Anwar Pasha, recovered 1,200 Yaba methamphetamine tablets and arrested 24 alleged drug peddlers in an operation on Monday at Abdullahpur in Uttara in the city of Dhaka.

Major Mushtaque, who led the team, said 24 suspected drug traffickers were detained and 258,900 taka in cash was recovered from them. The magistrate instantly tried and convicted the arrestees and sentenced each to six months imprisonment.

Bangladesh becomes a depot of Yaba tablets which comes from Burma and India and is being sent to overseas and some are used in locality, said a schoolteacher from Chittagong.