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ByNE India Broadcast

Mar 2, 2022

On 01 March, 2022 in evening acting on the information BSF has seized about 18000 bottles of Phensedyl neatly packed in cartons from two godowns in village Malipota which fall under the jurisdiction of Police station Bagda, Distt Bongaon. The village is approximately 4.5 Kms from IB and it was learnt that huge consignment of phensedyl has been stored there to be taken across the border to Bangladesh.

It is also learnt that the godown belongs to one Ranjeet Poddar who absconded after the search was undertaken by BSF. The value of the seized Phensedyl bottle is approximately Rs 33.65 lakhs. The case has been handed over to NCB for thorough investigation to unearth the organized network of trans-border criminals.

This is one of the large seizures which has been affected by BSF in South Bengal Frontier in recent times. Two factories manufacturing Phensedyl illegally were busted by BSF, 03 months backs in Nov 2021 under the jurisdiction of Police station Basirhat and Hasnabad. It is learnt that trans-border criminals who were earlier earning easy money through cattle smuggling have now shifted to smuggling of phensedyl in large scale to Bangladesh where there is a huge demand for such drugs. The consumption of phensedyl among the border youth in India is also reported to be rising and there is a need for all law enforcement agencies to come together and address this menace lest it becomes unmanageable.

Shri Anurag Garg, IPS, IG SB Frontier has appealed to people to pass information about trans-border crimes and criminals involved in the smuggling of drugs on BSF helpline number 14419 and whatsapp num-9434737964 (for message) which is functional 24×7. He has further assured that identity of the informers would be kept confidential and suitable reward would be given if such information leads to recovery of contraband items or arrest of criminals.

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