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Tripura: BSF Apprehends Smuggler with 4 Gold Biscuits worth Rs. 36.6 Lakhs

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Agartala, May 18: In another successful operation against trans-border smuggling, the Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended a smuggler with four gold biscuits near the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura today.

According to an official release, the BSF troops from the 42 Battalion led a special operation at the Border Observation Post (BOP) Nischintpur based on credible information.

During the operation, two suspects were seen moving between the international boundary and the border fence. The suspects, coming from the Bangladesh side, navigated the fence and entered a nearby forest area. However, the vigilant BSF troops successfully apprehended one suspect, the other escaped into the Indian village of Nischintpur, taking advantage of the dense vegetation.

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The apprehended individual was identified as Prashant Rai, 36, son of the late Raidhan Rai, from Kishmat Kuri village in West Tripura. During a frisking operation in the presence of independent witnesses, the BSF recovered four Gold biscuits weighing approximately 466 grams and valued at Rs 36.6 lakhs.

During the interrogation, Rai admitted his involvement in smuggling. He revealed that the gold was handed to him by a Bangladeshi smuggler named Iqbal from Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. The BSF is currently conducting a massive search operation in the border area to capture the suspect who escaped.

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