Police arrested a pretend Indian foreign money observe (FICN) smuggler with notes in denominations of Rs 2,000 and 500 in Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday night time. The face worth of the seized notes is Rs 1.34 lakh.
Officers from the Shamserganj police station arrested 38-year-old Kabirul Sheikh from the Dhulian Ghat space.
Although the counterfeit notes have a face worth of solely Rs 1.35 lakh, the arrest is being seen as a proof that FICN smugglers are lively throughout the pandemic.
The district is situated alongside the Indo-Bangladesh border and the smuggling of unlawful firearms and narcotics is reported intermittently from a number of areas. Cows are additionally smuggled into Bangladesh.
Police stated Sheikh is a resident of the Baishnabnagar space in adjoining Malda district.
An officer from the raiding crew stated on situation of anonymity that Sheikh had plans to promote the consignment and an officer posed as purchaser.
Officer-in-charge of Shamserganj police station Amit Bhakat stated, “Sheikh has been produced earlier than Jangipur court docket on Tuesday afternoon with prayer for police remand.”