Barasat: The Border Security Force troops seized around 9 kg of silver from two places near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal, BSF said on Monday.
The seized item has been handed over to Customs at Tentulia in North 24 Parganas district for further legal action, it said. The seized silver has been handed over to the Customs for further disposal, it added.
BSF troops near the Integrated Observation Post (IOP) Kaijuri in North 24 Parganas district yesterday saw suspicious movement of a person. When they challenged the person to stop, he fled from the spot leaving behind a bag containing silver ornaments weighing around 6.6 kg, worth around Rs 1.32 lakh, a BSF release said.
In another incident, BSF troops at the border out-post Bazidpur in Nadia district yesterday observed suspicious movement of two miscreants coming from Bangladesh side who reached near Indo Bangladesh Border Fence.
The miscreants threw one packet over the fence from Bangladesh to India side. On seeing this, BSF troops rushed towards the spot and found one packet containing silver items weighing around 2.4 kg and worth around Rs 1 lakh, the release said.