Guwahati: Troops of Frontier Headquarter Border Security Force (BSF) Mizoram and Cachar (M&C), Sector Head Quarters (SHQ) BSF Aizawl and 90 Battalion BSF seized 1.45 lakh Yaba tablets on February 17 near Phaisen Peng tri-junction in the state’s Kolasib district.
The estimated market value of Yaba Tablets is about Rs.7.29 Crores @ Rs 500 per tablet.
George Khawlhring (44 ) and Samuel Khawlhring (23 Years) both residents of Tuitha Veng, Kolasib were detained by the BSF as they could not produce satisfactory reasons for possession of the said contraband items. The BSF informed the local police of Vairengte and Bilkhawthlir immediately, after which the Police team searched the detained persons and the vehicle which was already guarded by the BSF and untouched in the presence of some VCP members of the local area.
The BSF under Mizoram & Cachar Frontier in 2020 have seized 51,479 no’s of Yaba / Methamphetamine tablets, 290.41 grams of Brown Sugar, 1,712 bottles of Phensedyl and 1,149 Bottles of IMFL in its drive against Drugs/ narcotics.
The trend of illicit trafficking of drugs in the region has shown a significant increase in the recent past. Earlier also on February 5, troops of 182 Battalion and SHQ BSF in Joint Ops with the NCB, Imphal seized 32 Grams of Heroin and 3,800 numbers of Yaba from Saitu Saparmenia, Kangpokpi district of Manipur.
On February 12, troops of SHQ BSF Aizawl also seized 23,800 no’s of Methamphetamine / Yaba tablets from general area Ramhlun, South Aizawl.
Of late, this synthetic drug, Methamphetamine, has become most popular among the smugglers in the country and abroad. The raw material of these tablets i.e. Pseudoephedrine (precursor/pharma drugs) is being smuggled to Myanmar and it is further processed/converted into party drugs like Meth, R7, 88 tablets, WY (World is Yours), Yaba tablets and are smuggled into India through porous borders of Indo-Myanmar.
The bulk of these are smuggled to Bangladesh through Myanmar-BD border and also for local consumption in big cities and as party Drugs.
The BSF is making all-out efforts to make the region contraband drug free by organizing various programmes to eradicate the use of drugs and its abuse & its transhipment. One of the main objectives of the ongoing Maitri Cycle Rally of the BSF is also to create social awareness against ill effects of drugs/narcotics abuses among the youths.