BSF troops deployed on International border in the State of Tripura have been putting relentless endeavors in containing trans-border crimes in the bordering areas particularly smuggling of Narcotics and contraband items by conducting operations.
On intervening night of 15-16 June 2020 BSF troops seized 650 Nos Yaba Tablets, 19 Kgs Ganja, 250 Bottles of Phensedyl and other miscellaneous contrabands, having combined value of Rs 30,58,213/-, following the COVID-19 protocols.
In series of such operations, on 15th June 2020, a special operation based on specific BSF intelligence input was conducted by BSF troops of 80 Bn BSF with police team of Police Outpost Sundertilla under PS- Sidhai.
During the operation, joint ops party conducted thorough search in the target houses, which belongs to Swapon Deb Barma S/o Late Prabir Deb Barma, Hemanta Deb Barma S/o Late Takirai Deb Barma and Aghar Deb Barma S/o Late Ranjeet Deb Barma; all are resident of Bhuban Choudhary Para, PO- Darogamura, PS- Sidhai, Mohanpur, District- West Tripura and recovered huge quantity of contrabands comprising of Ganja, Tyres, Medicines, Injections, Oils, Vitamins, Soaps, Powders along with other miscellaneous items, having combined market value Rs 24,60,260/-.
However, the cost assessment of other items is being carried out. Seized contrabands will be handed over to Customs Agartala and Ganja to Police Outpost Sundertilla for further legal action against the accused. An FIR is being lodged against the house owners.
In another Operation, during the wee hours of 15 Jun’ 2020, acting on a specific intelligence input, Special Ambush party of Border Out Post BN Daspara, under PS P R Bari, District South Tripura, observed suspicious movement of some miscreants near the Border Fence.
On being challenged, the miscreants paid no heed and continued with their activities. Sensing the graveness of the situation, BSF troops resorted to fire by the Non-Lethal weapon, resulting in fleeing of miscreants from the spot leaving behind their consignment. During thorough search of the area, party recovered Yaba Tablets- 650 Nos worth Rs. 3, 25,000/- and Phensedyl- 100 Btls valued Rs. 15,427/-. Total amount of the seizure is Rs. 3,40,427/-. Seized narcotics were handed over to PS- P R Bari for further legal action.