(District-North 24 Parganas)
Troops of BSF, under South Bengal Frontier apprehended 01 Bangladeshi and 01 Indian smuggler in separate incidents.
In the first incident on 11th August, 2022 at about 0510 hrs, Troops of Border Out Post Kalyani, 158 Battalion apprehended a Bangladeshi smuggler on the Border with 760 Phensedyl bottles which he was carrying from India to Bangladesh for the purpose of smuggling. The apprehended smuggler was identified as Sariful Islam, Bangladesh.
In another incident, on 11th August, 2022 at about 1710 hrs, troops of Border Out Post Hakimpur, 112 Battalion apprehended an Indian smuggler red handed with a large quantity of medicines and 01 motorcycle from the area of their responsibility which, he was trying to smuggle from India to Bangladesh. The apprehended smuggler was identified as Ripan Ghosh, North 24 Parganas. The estimated value of the seized medicines and Phensedyl is 2,56,690/- rupees.
The seized goods have been handed over to Police Station Petrapole and Custom Office Tentulia respectively for further legal action.
The South Bengal Frontier spokesperson, in his statement, expressed happiness over the success of the jawans. He stated that this has been possible only because of the alertness displayed by his jawans on duty. The officer clearly stated that nothing can hide from the eyes of his troops. He also stated that he has an excellent team to give accurate information related to smuggling.