GUWAHATI: A Special Task Force (STF) of Commercial Department of NF Railway recovered foreign-made cigarettes worth Rs 5.5 lakh being transported illegally in 15646 Guwahati – Lokmanya Tilak Terminas Express on Sunday. Acting on specific information, the STF team led by Asst Commercial Manager DJ Barman, conducted search in the train at Guwahati Railway station leading to recovery of the contraband items. The team apprehended five persons for trying to transport the goods with false declaration in the Parcel Way Bill. Commercial Department had for the first time in NF Railway formed the Special Task Force (STF) on August 13, 2019 as a part of a special initiative for clean and transparent working. The STF team will not only check ticketless travel, activities of touts and false declaration of goods being transported but will also keep close vigil on child abuse and human trafficking in railway premises, a press release stated.