On January 27, in two separate operations, troops of Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force (BSF) foiled attempts of narcotics smuggling at Indo-Bangladesh border and apprehended one Indian drug smuggler along with 860 numbers of Yaba tablets and 12 Kg Ganja from the bordering area of Coochbehar, West Bengal.
Acting on a tip-off, BSF troops of Border Out Post (BOP) Digaltari of 129 Battalion carried out a special operation in the general area of Digaltari village, Coochbehar. Alerted BSF troops stopped the suspicious motorcycle bearing No.WB 64 N 1759 near BOP Digaltari which was plying from Nadirhat Market to Digaltari Market. The Motorcycle was searched by the BSF troops, during search BSF troops recovered one packet kept concealed in said motorcycle containing 860 No’s Yaba Tablets. This consignment was being tried to be smuggled from India to Bangladesh.
The drug dealer is recognised as 29-year-old Najir Hussain from Coochbehar, West Bengal. He has been handed over to Sahebganj police station for further legal action.
In the second operation, on a tip-off, BSF troops of Border Out Post (BOP) Chitracoot of 100 Battalion BSF carried out a special operation in the general area of East Sitai village, Coochbehar and seized 12 Kgs Ganja, while the consignment was trying to be smuggled from India to Bangladesh.
The seized narcotics items have been deposited to Sitai police station for further disposal. Keeping in view the vulnerability of border, heightened activities of the smugglers and anti-national elements on the border, BSF troops are always alert towards trans-border crimes and illegal infiltration, and are making all-out efforts to prevent the commission of such crimes.