BSF nabs 5 women trying to smuggle gold into West Bengal, recovers items worth Rs 35.43 lakhs
Sept 16, 2022
Border Security Force (BSF) troops in West Bengal nabbed five women for trying to smuggle gold jewellery worth Rs 35.43 lakhs. A total of eight bracelets, seven bangles and three rings, weighing a total of 696.73 grams were seized from the women.
On September 11, 2022, at 10.00 am, BSF troops at the Gede outpost in Southern Bengal received reliable information that women were trying to smuggle gold into India.
Based on this, BSF troops apprehended four women with gold ornaments at the land customs station and nabbed another female companion at Gede railway station. The seized jewellery included eight bracelets, seven bangles and three rings weighing a total weight of 696.730 grams worth Rs 35,43,087.
The nabbed women were identified as Alpana Mukherjee (50), Sonia Lal (34), Tua Saha (36), Pooja Dutta (41), and Munni Choudhary (27).
During interrogation, Alpana Mukherjee and Pooja Dutta admitted that they had purchased the gold from Dhaka from a man named Amit Deb and the items were supposed to be given to Munni Choudhary at Gede railway station after reaching India.
Pooja further said that she had given one gold bracelet to Tua Saha and another one to Sonia Lal, which she would have taken back after reaching India.
Munni Choudhary admitted that she was waiting for Pooja Dutta and Alpana Mukherjee at Gede railway station to collect the jewellery as per Amit Deb's instructions.
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