Border Security Force (BSF) troops under South Bengal Frontier thwarted the attempts of smugglers and seized 1588 bottles of banned cough syrup Phensedyl and 45 kg of ganja in separate incidents from the area of their responsibility in the Indo-Bangladesh Border Area in Bengal. Along with this, 01 smuggler has also been apprehended. A statement from the BSF stated that the estimated value of the seized Phensedyl is Rs 2,96,400. Smugglers were trying to smuggle all these Phensedyl bottles from India to Bangladesh.
On February 26, 2022 at 1300 hrs, troops of Border Out Post, Sunder, 08 Battalion, acting on the basis of specific input apprehended a person and seized 99 bottles of Phensedyl and 05 kg of Ganja hidden in his cycle rickshaw. The apprehended person is a resident of Adivasi Pada of Shrirampur, a bordering village in Nadia district, whose name is Shanti Rai, age 65.
On interrogation, Shanti Rai revealed that he took a cycle rickshaw from Tapan Biswas in the market of Datapulia and brought bricks in it. The Phensedyl and Ganja kept in it was about to be handed over to Safikul, a resident of Polyanpur village in Bangladesh.
During interrogation, it was revealed that one son of the apprehended smuggler named Jagdish Rai is involved in cross-border smuggling and human trafficking.
In another incident, on February 26, 2022, Border Out Post Narsharipara, 141 Battalion under Sector Behrampur troops foiled the nefarious intentions of smugglers by putting ambush in their area. However, the smugglers managed to escape by taking advantage of the darkness. On searching the area, 40 kg ganja and 990 bottles of Phensedyl were recovered. The South Bengal Frontier has managed to seize 1588 Phensedyl from its area of responsibility in the last 24 hours.
Here, the apprehended smugglers and the seized Phensedyl bottles and ganja have been handed over to the concerned Custom Office/Police Station for further legal action.
Will not allow smuggling in any case: BSF officer
At the same time, the South Bengal Frontier Public Relations Officer, expressing happiness over this success, patted his troops on the back. He stated that this has been possible only because of the alertness displayed by his troops on duty. The officer clearly stated that nothing can hide from the eyes of his troops. They will not allow smuggling from their area under any circumstances.