Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) The BSF has seized 24 kilos of cannabis and 725 bottles of Phensedyl near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Nadia district, an official statement said on Wednesday.
Acting on a tip off, personnel of the Border Security Force’s 43rd Battalion intensified their vigil in the district’s Narsaripara area and observed movement of some suspected miscreants with bags towards the border on Tuesday.
The miscreants were undeterred when the BSF personnel challenged them, forcing the paramilitary troopers to lob three stun grenades. At this, the miscreants fled towards the Indian side taking care of the darkness leaving behind the bags, a BSF release said.
After a thorough search of the area, the troopers seized the bags containing 24 kgs of cannabis and 725 bottles Phensedyl which were to be smuggled into Bangladesh.
The seized items have been handed over to Hugalberia police station personnel for further legal action.
The BSF’s South Bengal Frontier zone has seized 177.65 kgs of cannabis and 43,540 bottles of Phensedyl during the current calendar year.