Coochbehar, June 11, 2019:

Troops of the Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force (BSF) seized 2000 numbers of Yaba tablets on 10 June 2019, among other illegal drugs, from bordering areas of Kalamati in Coochbehar district of Cooch Behar.

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Acting on a tip-off, on 10 June 2019 at about 9:25 pm, troops of the BOP Kalamati-II carried out a special ambush near the Indo-Bangladesh international boundary under
the Coochbehar district.

In the meantime, troops observed suspicious movement of some miscreants along with consignments of contraband items attempting to throw the consignment over the fencing from India to Bangladesh and challenged them to stop reveal their identities.

They did not pay any heed to the security forces and the miscreants fled towards the
nearest Indian village leaving behind the consignment taking advantage of darkness and heavy vegetation.

After a thorough search, the party recovered a large quantity of drugs. Their search yielded a bag of containing 2000 Yaba tablets, 6.5 Kg of cannabis, and 50 bottles of Phensedyl and Bangladeshi currency (2220 Taka) from the spot.

This drug is prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. According to sources, these tablets are primarily being manufactured in Myanmar and then sold in India and Bangladesh as the demand for Yaba tablets are on the rise especially among the youths. Seized items have been handed over to PS – Sahebganj under Coochbehar district.

Besides, BSF troops of Guwahati frontier seized 42 Cattle heads having approximate value of Rs. 3,43,384 on intervening night of 10-11 June 2019. BSF troops are always alert towards the issues of trans-border crimes and illegal infiltration and are making all endeavors to contain such trans-border crimes.

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