Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel recovered 1,540 bottles of Phensedylin worth Rs 2,60,231 in the past 24 hours near the Indo-Bangladesh border in various operations.
An Indian smuggler with 160 bottles of Phensedyl was held on Sunday in the area of Border Outpost, Nawada, located on the Indo-Bangladesh border in Malda district of West Bengal.
During interrogation, the smuggler revealed the names of other Phensedyl smugglers in the area.
“At around 7 am on Sunday, we received information that some Phensedyl smugglers sitting in the Nawada area on the Indian side are trying to smuggle it to Bangladesh side,” informed a BSF personnel.
“As soon as the smugglers reached the border, BSF troops apprehended one smuggler while others managed to escape,” the personnel added.
The BSF further informed that the Phensedyl consignment was given to the arrested smugglers by a Malda resident identified as Gurupad Mandal.
“The smugglers were promised Rs 1200 per bag after they crossed the international border towards Bangladesh,” the BSF further informed.
“In Bangladesh, the Phensedyl bottles were to be handed over to one Sahim Sheikh- a resident of Chapinawabganj,” the BSF added.
Meanwhile, in a sperate incident on Saturday, in an ambush between BSF troops and smugglers under Sector Berhampore resulted in the recovery of 386 Phensedyl bottles from the spot.
The smugglers, however, managed to escape.