BSF Seized fake notes: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized fake new notes of Rs 200 denomination worth Rs 2lakh from Malda district in West Bengal.
BSF had got information from arrested fake currency trafficker that notes were being smuggled into the state from neighbouring Bangladesh, BSF troopers of Churiantpur outpost carried out a special operation in border area early the morning which led to the seizure.
But, the traffickers managed to flee, a BSF official said.
BSF recovered a packet wrapped with 100 notes of 2000 denomination
“The party thoroughly searched the area and recovered one packet wrapped in white polyethene with 100 notes of 2,000 denomination thrown from the Bangladesh side of the border,” R.P.S. Jaiswal, DIG (Public Relations) of BSF South Bengal Frontier, said in a release.
“Fake note racketeers were attempting to smuggle the consignment. These notes appear to be similar to those seized recently by police and NIA (National Investigation Agency),” the officer added.
BSF Seized fake notes: Culprit Umar was detained form Gopalganj
The BSF officials got the information about fake notes being pushed through Bangladesh border from fake note trafficker Umar Faruk, who was apprehended from Malda district’s Gopalganj on the previous day.
“Umar Faruk, alias Firoz (21), is wanted by NIA in a previous case of fake note smuggling. He was apprehended from Gopalganj area in Malda’s Kaliachak on February 14 with three fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination,” the BSF press release said.