Two held with 4.6-kg gold worth Tk 4cr in Jashore

Police arrested two alleged gold smugglers along with 10 gold bars weighing 4.6 kilograms from Jhikargacha upazila in Jashore district on Saturday evening.The arrested are Shahin Alam, 33, a resident of Balia Bhekutia village under Jashore Sadar upazila, and Masum Billah, 32, from Gopalpur village under Maheshpur upazila of Jhenaidah district.Jhikargacha Police Station officer-in-charge Sumon Bhokto said based on secret information, police came to know that a huge consignment of gold would be smuggled through the border area.

Being informed, a team of police took position in Kayemkola Bazaar area under the upazila and detained them while they were going to smuggle the gold riding on a motorcycle, he said.While searching the motorbike, police recovered 10 gold bars weighing 4 kilograms and 600 grams from their possessions.The estimate market value of the seized gold is Tk 4,00,00,000, he said.Process to file a case against them with the police station is under process, the OC added.

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