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.

“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.

–IANS

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