One held along with touchstone statue in cityStaff Correspondent
Police arrested an alleged smuggler and seized an antique statue of touchstone from his possession in Kamalapur railway station in the capital on Saturday.
The arrestee was identified as Rubel, 23. He was trying to transport the statue to Sylhet, police said.
The statue is made by touchstone and its colour is off-white.
Abdul Majid, officer-in-charge of Dhaka railway police station, told New Age that Rubel, whose detailed identity could not be known immediately, was wandering around the platform-6 in the station at around 8:30am.
Suspecting his movement, police conducted a search in his bag and recovered the around one-foot statue packed in a box, the OC said.
He said in the black market the statue could be sold at more than Tk 10 million.
The OC said some believe that the price could be as much as Tk 30 million.
The statue will be sent to laboratory for examination, he added.
A case was filed and Rubel was sent to jail in the afternoon.
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