October 2, 2023


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BSF Apprehends One Suspect In A Joint Operation With DRI And Seized 02 Gold Bars Worth Rs. 1.32 Crores.

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In the fight against the menace of trans-border smuggling in the state of Tripura BSF continuously conducts ‘Special operations’ to neutralize the ill designs of trans-border smuggling on the India Bangladesh International border.

In the series of such operations, on 11th Feb 2023, based on input regarding the smuggling of Gold received by DRI and further corroborated with BSF intelligence that a passenger vehicle Bolero Pickup bearing registration no. TR01D3893 was carrying foreign-origin gold bars heading towards Agartala from Sonamura. On the basis of the above intelligence, a Mobile Check post (MCP) was placed near Sakkarkote market along with troops of 69 Bn BSF on NH 08 near BSF Campus Gokulnagar. At about 1110 hrs, the above-said vehicle was intercepted by the MCP party. During the initial search, nothing was found in the vehicle. Further joint operation party thoroughly searched the vehicle and with the active assistance and expertise of BSF vehicle mechanic the vehicle was stripped and 02 Gold Bars were recovered clandestinely hidden in a cavity near the driver seat. The vehicle driver namely Nazrul Islam s/o Siraj Miya resident of village- Srimantapur, Rabindra Nagar, PS- Sonamura District – Sepahijala Tripura was apprehended by the joint operation party.

It is pertinent to mention that the BSF Tripura is committed to thwarting the attempts being made by trans-border criminals/smugglers by taking all possible proactive measures.