BSF seizes 1,000 bottles of cough syrup on Bengal frontier

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Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) The BSF seized 1,000 bottles of cough syrup phensedyl worth Rs 1.16 lakh from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district but no smugglers were arrested, an official said on Saturday.

On getting information about smuggling in the Kakmarichar border outpost area, a special ambush party was set up and deployed and challenged a country boat which was moving towards Bangladesh on the river Padma, the official said.

“Ambush party tried to nab the smugglers but they managed to escape in darkness. The ambush party searched the country boat and recovered 25 packed cartons containing 40 bottles in each carton, totalling 1,000 bottles phensedyl with face value of Rs 1,16,000,” said a Border Security Force statement.

The BSF has strengthened its vigil operation on the border to thwart the attempts of smugglers and anti-national elements, it added.

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