The troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) under Guwahati Frontier apprehended two Bangladeshi fake Indian currency note (FICN) racketeers from a village in Assam’s Dhubri district.

The BSF troops recovered Rs 65,500 fake Indian currency notes from the bordering area of village Ashmeralga under Kharwabandha police station in Dhubri district on Saturday.

The apprehended Bangladeshi FICN racketeers have been identified as 38-year-old Rijaul Karim Aklas, son of Md Abbas Ali Master of Italukanda under Rowmari PS in Kurigram and 45-year-old Md Sujif Mia, son of Abdul Kadir of the same village.

Acting on a tip off, troops of BSF Border Outpost (BOP) Ashmeralga of 6 Bn BSF under Guwahati Frontier carried out a special operation at Ashmeralga village under Kharwabandha police station in Dhubri on Saturday.

During the operation, the BSF troops “apprehended two Bangladeshi FICN racketeers along with Rs 65,500 FICN, while these were being smuggled from Bangladesh to India”, the BSF said in a statement.

Apprehended Bangladeshi racketeers along with seized items have been handed over to Kharwabandha police station for further legal action, the BSF stated.

“BSF troops are always alert towards the issues of trans-border crimes and illegal infiltration and are making all endeavours to contain such trans-border crimes,” the statement said.

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