BSF, NIA seize fake notes of Rs 10 lakh face value

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 17:22

Kolkata: The Border Security Force (BSF) and the National Investigation Agency Tuesday seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) valued Rs 10 lakh and also arrested a racketeer.

The joint operation was carried out near Churiantpur border outpost in Malda district.

The fake Indian currency notes, wrapped in a plastic bag and hidden inside a cement bag, were found under the driver`s seat of a vehicle, the BSF said in a media statement.

Driver Iqtarul Haque, a resident of Kaliachak in the district, was arrested.

The BSF described smuggling in fake Indian currency notes as a major concern and raised the issue with its Bangladeshi counterpart - the Border Guards Bangladesh.

In the past few months, the BSF seized such fake notes with face value of over Rs.50 lakh.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 17:22

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