Agartala: Within a week after one of the biggest hauls of contraband items worth over Rs 8 crore by Border Security Force (BSF), in yet another record-breaking achievement, the BSF has again seized 2267.360 grams of gold worth Rs 96 lakh from West Joynagar near Indo-Bangla international border on Wednesday.
Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, BSF deputy inspector general AK Yadav said that acting on specific input, BSF troopers of border outpost at West Joynagar here laid a special ambush in the target area in the close proximity of international border .
“During the course of operation, troops observed one suspected person approaching from Village Joypur South situated ahead of the International border. After crossing over the Gate, when the said suspect was trying to flee away from the spot, he was apprehended by the special ambush party,” he said.
During the preliminary questioning, he revealed his identity as Jahangir Miah (52), a resident of Joypur village here. During the search, 12 gold biscuits and four gold bars weighing 2267.360 grams worth Rs 96 lakh were recovered from his possession. The apprehended person along with seized items was handed over to customs officials.
It is pertinent to mention that recently, BSF and DRI seized a haul of 1,68,500 yaba tablets, worth Rs. 8.52 crores (approx.) on January 2 last, which is the biggest seizure in this region so far, a press release said.