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In a series of operations conducted by the BSF, drugs and narcotics worth Rs 6,97,624 was seized near the International border in Tripura, an official release said.
“Amidst the global fight against COVID-19, BSF is simultaneously fighting against the menace of narcotics smuggling in the State of Tripura by regularly conducting ‘Special Operations’ to neutralizing nefarious designs of Trans-border Smugglers on the International Border,” said the release issued by BSF Tripura Frontier.
It stated, in a series of such operations, on the intervening night of 17/18 June 2020, BSF troops succeeded in seizing 800 Yaba Tablets, 51.5 kgs Ganja, 800 Betnovate-N Ointments, 50 Bottles of Phensedyl, 20 Bottles of Beer and 5000 Sticks of Biri having combined market value of Rs. 6,97,624, following the COVID-19 protocols.
As per the official release, during the wee hours of 18th June 2020, based on specific BSF intelligence input, a special ambush party of G K Para Border Out Post under P R Bari, police Station, in South Tripura district observed suspicious movement of some miscreants near the Border Fence. On being challenged, the miscreants fled away from the spot leaving behind their consignment. After carrying out a search operation the party recovered Yaba Tablets- 800 Nos and 2.5 Kgs Ganja. The seized narcotics were handed over to P R Bari Police station for further legal action.
“In another Operation, on 17 Jun’ 2020, acting on a specific BSF intelligence input, BSF troops of Border Out Post Ashabari, under PS Kalamchera, District Sepahijala, observed some miscreants trying to throw some articles over the Border Fence. On being challenged, the miscreants fled away from the spot taking the advantage of darkness and thick vegetation. During thorough search of the area, party recovered 06 Packets containing 12 Kgs Dry Ganja. Seized Ganja was handed over to PS Kalamchera for further legal action,” stated the release.
Besides the above operation the statement mentioned that on the same night, BSF troops also succeeded in seizing 37 kgs Ganja, 800 Betnovate-N Ointments, 50 Bottles Phensedyl, 20 Bottles Beer and 5000 Sticks Biri.
“It is also worth mentioning here that in addition to regular seizure of such huge quantity of Narcotics drugs particularly Yaba Tablets, Ganja and Phensedyl; Vigilant BSF troops deployed on the extreme frontiers of the country are effectively manning the International Border and considerably seizing other contraband items on daily basis from bordering areas,” added the release.