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BSF Heightens Border Vigilance Amid Lok Sabha Elections, Seizes Heroin Worth Rs 2.2 Crore from India-Bangladesh border in Murshidabad

ByNE India Broadcast

Apr 30, 2024 #BSF

On 29 April 2024, BSF South Bengal Frontier has increased strictness on the India-Bangladesh border due to the Lok Sabha elections, due to which the alert jawans of Border Outpost DMC, 149 Battalion, BSF foiled smuggling of narcotics on the International Border of District Murshidabad and seized 2.2 kg heroin when smugglers were trying to smuggle this heroine from India to Bangladesh. The total market value of the seized heroin is Rs 2.2 crore.

According to BSF’s spokesperson, on 28.04.2024 at around 0510 hours, while on 2nd shift duty, the troops observed 03 Indian smugglers trying to sneak near the border fence with plastic bags. The jawans ran towards them and challenged them to stop. Meanwhile, the smugglers tried to throw the sacks across the border fence towards Bangladesh, but the sacks fell in Indian territory. The smugglers escaped towards the Indian side by taking advantage of the darkness and the tall maize crop. After this, the surrounding area was thoroughly searched and a white and red plastic bag tied with a yellow plastic rope was recovered from the spot, which contained the intoxicant. After testing the seized powder, it was found to be heroin.

The seized heroin has been handed over to the Police Station, Lalgola for further legal proceedings.

Public Relations Officer of South Bengal Frontier, A.K. Arya, DIG stated that the Border Security Force is taking strict measures to combat smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border. Smugglers face significant obstacles, many of whom have been caught. The statement underlined BSF’s commitment to prevent trafficking under any circumstances.

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