BSF jawans with the seized tablets.

The troops of Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force (BSF) seized 2,000 nos Yaba tablets from Kalamati district in Coochbehar (WB) in Indo-Bangladesh border, officials said on Tuesday.

“The seizure was made while based on a tip-off. The troops of Kalamati border outpost carried out a special ambush near International Boundary under Coochbehar (WB) on Monday and seized the items,” said an official while adding that the some miscreants attempted to throw the consignment over the fencing from India to Bangladesh.

As the BSF troops asked them to stop, they flee towards the nearest Indian village under cover of darkness and heavy vegetation but left behind the consignment on the IB, the officials said.

The seized consignment included one bag containing 2000 nos of Yaba tablets, 6.5 Kg of ganja and 50 bottles of Phensedyl and BD currency (2220 Taka), he said.

The YABA tablets are 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.

The demand of Yaba tablets are on the rise especially among the youths. Seized items have been handed over to PS, the BSF officials said.

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