BSF troops under the South Bengal Frontier, thwarting the plans of the smugglers seized 926 Phensedyl bottles and also apprehended 04 smugglers. The estimated market value of all Phensedyl bottles is Rs. 1,90,116/-.
The incident took place on 11 September, 2022 at about 0210 hrs in the area of Border Out Post Raninagar, 86 Battalion, Sector Berhampur. The troops observed suspicious movement of some smugglers near the Fence. On being challenged by troops, smugglers tried to ran away by leaving behind the consignment with them. BSF troops chased them and succeeded to apprehend 01 Indian smuggler namely Alam Seikh (35 yrs), Bardhamaan, WB. On thorough search of the area, troops recovered 674 bottles of Phensedyl. Apprehended smuggler along with seized Phensedyl has been handed over to police station Murutia.
In the second incident, On 10 Sep 2022, at about 1730 hrs, BSF troops of Border Out Post Kanchantar, 70 Battalion under Sector Malda apprehended 01 Indian smuggler along with 200 bottles of Phensedyl while he was trying to smuggle it in Bangladesh. Apprehended smuggler was identified as Salim Mia (39 yrs), Malda. Apprehended smuggler along with seized Phensedyl has been handed over to police station English Bazar.
Apart from that in another incident, on 10th Sep 2022, at about 1210 hrs, BSF troops of Border Out Post Haridaspur, 158 Battalion, Sector Kolkata, carried out search operation and apprehended 02 Bangladeshi smugglers hidden in Water Hyancith along with 52 bottles of Phensedyl. Apprehended smugglers were identified as Tariqul Islam (25 yrs) and Humayan Kabir (24 yrs), Jashore, Bangladesh. The apprehended smugglers and the seized Phensedyl bottles have been handed over to Police Station Petrapole for further legal action.
Spokesperson of South Bengal Frontier expressed happiness over the success of his troops. 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.