GUWAHATI: Troops of Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force seized 2000 yaba tablets on Monday from bordering areas of Kalamati in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal.
Acting on a tip-off, on Monday, troops of BOP Kalamati-II carried out a special ambush near International Boundary under Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. In the meantime, troops observed the suspicious movement of some miscreants along with consignments of contraband items towards IB attempting to throw the consignment over the fencing from India to Bangladesh. The miscreants were successful in fleeing towards the nearest Indian village leaving behind the consignment on the IB taking advantage of the darkness. 1 bag of consignment (containing 2000 nos of yaba tablets, ganja (6.5 Kg) and 50 bottles of Phensedyl and BD currency (2220 Taka) from the spot were recovered.
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 Sahebganj Police Station under Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. Besides, BSF troops of Guwahati frontier seized 42 cattle heads having approximate value of Rs 3,43,384, stated a press release.
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