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BSF seizes Bangladesh-bound trucks carrying contraband

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Agartala, March 16: The Border Security Force (BSF)) detained three trucks carrying contraband to Bangladesh in the bordering area of Tripura.

Based on intelligence input, a team of BSF personnel, customs and police officials intercepted the trucks at Bodjunggar and seized around 65,000 bottles of Phensedyle cough syrup hidden in fruit cartons.

“We conducted raids at many places. At last we recovered this consignment at Bodjunggar industrial area. These goods are generally smuggled into Bangladesh. It is worth more than rupees one crore,” said custom official, Sraban Shaurab.

The drivers and helpers of the trucks maged to escape and none was arrested.

India is concerned about the smuggling of contraband and drugs, as Bangladesh has raised this issue at various levels.

During the last two years, the BSF had made continuous effort to curb smuggling of drugs to Bangladesh and destroyed worth several crores. (ANI)

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