200 gram heroin-like powder seized by BSF, one held

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Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Wednesday arrested one person with 200 grams of heroin-like powder from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, a BSF official said.

Acting on a tip-off on narcotics smuggling, the BSF intensified checking at the India-Bangladesh border near Murshidabad district’s Lalwangola outpost, and detained an elderly person with irrigation pipes on Wednesday.

“Kalam Seikh (65), a resident of Char Lalwangola village, was apprehended by the BSF while on his way to a field near the international border. About 200 grams of heroin-like powder was seized from him,” BSF Deputy Inspector General R.P.S. Jaiswal (South Bengal Frontier), said in a release.

“The arrested person was handed over to the nearby Bhagawangola police station, along with the seized item, for further investigation,” the officer said.

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“The South Bengal Frontier of Border Security Force has seized more than 14 kg narcotics and arrested seven smugglers so far in 2017,” he added.



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