(Dollar) 30,000 seized by BSF in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 22 : Border Security Force personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth (Dollar) 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 (Dollar) 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.



Source: IANS