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Updated January 4th, 2024 at 22:07 IST

BSF foils foreign currency smuggling attempt, seizes US dollar worth Rs 1.39 crore

The BSF effectively thwarted a smuggler's attempt to transport foreign cash at International Border District-Nadia in West Bengal.

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BSF foils smuggling attempt in West Bengal | Image:Republic
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New Delhi: The BSF effectively thwarted a smuggler's attempt to transport foreign cash at International Border District-Nadia in West Bengal and recovered a total of Rs. 1,39,01,101. 

Reportedly, the incident took place in the area of BSF border outpost Betai. The BSF’s intelligence branch received a tip-off about the smuggling attempt and laid ambush in the area. 

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Meanwhile, following a thorough probe, at least 4 bundles carrying USD 1,66,900 was recovered and was seized and handed over to Chapra Customs Office for further probe.

BSF officials with the recovered foreign currency 

Earlier on Monday, BSF troops recovered a packet containing around 480 grams of heroin, wrapped in yellow adhesive tape, on the outskirts of LS Wala village in Ferozepur district.

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Meanwhile, BSF troops on Wednesday recovered a packet containing around 530 grams of heroin, wrapped in yellow adhesive tape, on the outskirts of Naushera Dhalla village in Tarn Taran district.
 

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Published January 4th, 2024 at 22:07 IST

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