Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a man along with 16 kg of gold bars worth Tk 16.7 crore from Darshana upazila of Chuadanga on Tuesday (Noveber 28).
The detainee is identified as Nazmul Islam, 31, of Shyampur village under the upazila and he is a member of an organised gold smuggling gang, the BGB said in a press release.
Chuadanga-6 BGB Director Captain Lt. Colonel Syed Mohammad Zahidur Rahman confirmed the matter.
He said the BGB members caught Nazmul when he was trying to flee the spot, leaving the motorcycle around 10am.
During the primary interrogation, he informed the law enforcers that he did not possess any smuggled goods.
Later, the BGB men searched his body and filter box of his motorcycle and recovered 96 gold bars weighing 16kg from seven packets.
BDST: 2047 HRS, NOV 28, 2023