The BSF has arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) in Farakka area in the Malda district.

Acting on a tip off, a joint operation was conducted by the troops of Sector Headquarters BSF Malda, 24 Bn BSF and police personnel from Baishnabnagar Police Station at Farakka PTS More (Township More) in the Malda district on Saturday evening, a statement released by the BSF on Sunday said.

Two suspected persons, who were seen approaching from the railway station area, were stopped at a check point.

When searched, three bundles of FICN with face value of Rs 1,37,000 concealed with black plastic inside a laptop bag and two mobile phones with sim card were found in their possession, it said.

On questioning, the two persons were identified as Subroto Mondal (18) and Palash Mondal (20) both residents of Khutipara area of Churiantpur, a village on the international border with Bangladesh in Malda district.

The two persons and the seized FICN and other items have been handed over to the police of Baishnabnagar Police Station for further legal action, the release said.

The BSF, South Bengal Frontier, this year, so far has seized FICN with a face value of Rs 1,15,31,000 and arrested 13 smugglers, it added.