Troops of Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force apprehended four Indian smugglers alongwith 400 btls phensedyl on 02 Dec’ 2018, from bordering areas of Gitaldah, District Coochbehar (WB).
Based on specific information of BSF intelligence branch, troops of BOP Gitaldah of 38 Bn BSF deployed in District Coochbehar (WB) under BSF Guwahati Frontier were keeping surveillance and domination over border area. Alerted troops observed suspicious movement of 4/5 miscreants along with head loads coming towards IB by taking advantage of darkness and challenged them to stop. They did not pay any heed and tried to cross IB towards Bangladesh alongwith headloads. Besides, they also confronted the BSF troops with the intention to harm BSF troops. This was thwarted by the troops by lobbing Stun Grenades (Non-lethal). The alerted troops pursued the smugglers and apprehended four of them before they could cross the International Boundary (IB) along with 400 bottle phensedyl. Apprehended drug smugglers were identified as (a) Sabuj ali,(31 Yrs), S/o Saher Ali, R/o Vill- Jharidharla, PO –Gitaldah, PS -Dinhata, Distt- Coochbehar (WB), (b) Jubaidul Hoque, (38 Yrs), S/o Pasha Miya, R/o Vill- Jharidharla Boraibari, PO –Gitaldah, PS -Dinhata, Distt- Coochbehar (WB), (c) Babu Hoque,(16 Yrs), S/o Lt Hafiz Ali, R/o Vill- Bhoram Payesthi, PO –Gitaldah, PS -Dinhata, Distt- Coochbehar (WB) and (d) Rajak ali,(16 Yrs), S/o Ali Anchar, R/o Vill- Jharidharla Boraibari, PO –Gitaldah, PS -Dinhata, Distt- Coochbehar (WB). They are being handed over to PS-Dinhata, Dist- Coochbehar (WB) for further legal action with the seized contraband.
Besides, BSF troops of Guwahati Frontier seized 13 cattle heads having approximate value of Rs. 1,39,432/- on the intervening night of 01/02 Dec’ 2018.
BSF troops are always alert towards the issues of trans-border crimes and illegal infiltration and are making all endeavours to contain such trans-border crimes.