Kolkata, May 12, Border Security Force personnel seized 4.9 kg of silver ornaments worth more than Rs 2 lakh from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, an official said on Friday.
Acting on a tip off about silver smuggling, the troopers of Dublia border outpost under North 24 Pargana district's Swarupnagar set up an ambush and seized the silver ornaments from a bike on Thursday evening, said BSF's Deputy Inspector General, South Bengal Frontier, R.P.S. Jaswal.
"The BSF seized silver bracelet, chain and other ornaments worth Rs 2.13 lakh wrapped in a packet in the bike while the rider managed to flee from the spot," he added.
The BSF has so far seized a total of 58.83 kg of silver worth more than Rs 22 lakh and apprehended three smugglers so far in 2017.