Bangladeshi man held with fake notes of Rs.18 lakh face value

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The Border Security Force (BSF) said it apprehended on Sunday a Bangladeshi man and seized fake Indian currency notes of Rs 18 lakh face value near Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Malda district.

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The accused Majrul Rehman, a resident of Bangladesh’s Chapai Nawabganj district, was apprehended by the troopers while he was trying to smuggle in the fake currency under Sovapur border outpost area.

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“A BSF special team chased Rehman who had thrown the bag containing the notes. We have seized Rs 18 lakh in fake notes,” said a BSF spokesperson.

In the current year so far, BSF has seized fake notes worth face value of about Rs 2.52 crore and apprehended 23 smugglers across the South Bengal Frontier.

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