• Sat. May 21st, 2022

BSF apprehended a Bangladeshi Phensedyl smuggler on Indo-Bangladesh border

ByNE India Broadcast

Feb 21, 2022

BSF troops under South Bengal Frontier shattered the plans of smugglers and seized 855 Phensedyl bottles in different incidents from their area of responsibility in the Indo-Bangladesh International Boundary area in Bengal and apprehended 01 Bangladeshi smuggler with banned Phensedyl cough syrup. The estimated cost of the seized Phensedyl in Indian market is approx Rs 1,59,586. Smugglers were trying to take all these Phensidyl bottles from India to Bangladesh.

On 20 February, 2022, acting on specific information, the troops of Border Out Post Angrail, 158 Battalion, Sector Kolkata deployed a special Ambush located near the International Boundary. Around 2030 hrs Ambush Party noticed the movements of a suspect who was moving towards Ichhamati River (International Border) with a plastic bag (Potla). The ambush party apprehended the smuggler without giving any chance. When the jawans searched the smuggler, 38 bottles of Phensedyl were recovered from inside the bag. The apprehended smuggler has been identified as Saiful Moral, age 40, Village – Panchbullet, PO – Goga, Thana – Sarsa, District – Jessore (Bangladesh).

During preliminary interrogation, the apprehended smuggler Saiful Moral revealed that he is a Bangladeshi national and works as a laborer in a construction company at Benapole Port (Bangladesh). He further revealed that a few days ago a smuggler named Manoj Sardar from his village (Bangladesh) had offered him to work with him as a Phensedyl carrier. This morning he had come across the Ichhamati river to collect Phensedyl from Tapan Ghosh, an Indian smuggler, Father Dilip Ghosh (Village + Post Office – Bornberia, Thana – Gaighata, District – North 24 Parganas. When he was trying to take Phensedyl back to Bangladesh. At the same time, as soon as he reached near the BSF duty line, the BSF apprehended him with Phensedyl.

In other incidents, the troops of the South Bengal Frontier have seized 817 Phensedyl bottles from their area of ​​responsibility.

The apprehended smugglers and the seized Phensedyl have been handed over to the concerned Police Station for further legal action.

The Public Relations Officer, South Bengal Frontier has expressed happiness over the achievements of the jawans. He stated that this has been possible only because of the alertness shown by his jawans on duty. The officer also added that they will not allow any kind of smuggling in their area.

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