Man with gold bars held in Bengal near border

Kolkata, March 14: The Border Security Force (BSF) Friday arrested a man from a West Bengal outpost on the Bangladesh border and seized from him 450 grams of gold worth Rs.14 lakh, an official statement said.

The arrested man, a resident of the North 24 Parganas district, was taken into custody from Tarali border outpost of the district.

The man and the two gold bars recovered from him were handed over to local police.

So far in this year, the BSF has seized gold worth Rs.7 crore and apprehended 10 smugglers.

IANS