Update: Three youths all aged about 18 years were apprehended in connection with the incident, the police said adding they confessed that the FICNs were given to them by their Bangladesh agent.
Malda: The National Investigation Agency has recovered counterfeit notes with the face value of Rs 3.90 lakh from two persons here, police said.
The fake notes, in the denomination of Rs 2,000, were seized from the duo during a search in Kanir More locality of the town yesterday.
Both the persons, hailing from Baisnabnagar area in Malda district, were suspected to have links with a fake note racket in Bangladesh, police officials said.
They were arrested.
Meanwhile, two persons were arrested for carrying one kg brown sugar, worth Rs one crore, 2.5 quintals of poppy seeds and 500 grams of Ganja from Kaliachak and Baisnabnager police stations areas in the district during raids yesterday, Superintendent of Police Arnab Ghosh said.
Police also recovered Rs 7.50 lakh from the possession of one accused.