Kolkata, Sep 12 (PTI) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have seized 14.62 kg silver ornaments while they were being smuggled into Bangladesh from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, a spokesperson of the paramilitary force said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, BSF personnel at Hakimpur border outpost carried out a search operation on Friday and noticed three-four persons trying to drop something into the Sonai river, which forms the India-Bangladesh international border in that region, he said.
On being challenged by the troops, the suspected smugglers fled the spot, leaving behind a bag containing silver ornaments worth Rs 6.47 lakh, the spokesperson said.
The seized items have been handed over to the Customs office at Tentulia, he added. PTI DC ACD ACD