Kolkata : Border Security Force personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth $30,000 from West Bengal’s Krishnanagar sector but failed to arrest the smuggler, a BSF official said.
Acting on a tip off about smuggling of foreign currency in the area, BSF troopers from Vijaypur outpost laid an ambush along the India-Bangladesh border and challenged a motorcyclist on Thursday morning.
“BSF tried to stop the motorcycle rider but he ran away towards the Indian side of the fence leaving behind his two wheeler and a few packets.
“On thorough search the troopers recovered two packets of foreign currency worth $30,000 (Rs. 19.5 lakh) from the area,” Deputy Inspector General of BSF’s south Bengal frontier RPS Jaswal said in a statement.
“The seized currency and the motorcycle have been handed over to the customs officials in Banpur for further legal action,” he added.