The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday said it has apprehended 421 people, including 135 Indians and 286 Bangladesh nationals, at the Indo-Bangladesh border area in West Bengal in March for illegally crossing the border.
"The Border Security Force deployed in South Bengal frontier on Indo-Bangladesh border has crossed many mile stones on operational front during the month of March, 2013," the BSF said in a statement on Tuesday.
The BSF said it has seized contraband worth Rs.1,52,19,373 in March.
"Troops of Border Security Force apprehended 135 Indian Nationals and 286 BD Nationals in border area during the month of March 2013 in the case of illegally crossing the border," the BSF said.
"Troops of Border Security Force seized 3814 bottles of Phensedyl, 53 bottles Country made liquor (Rum)-, 57 bottles whisky and 2.700 Kgs of Ganja in the border area under Police Station Bongaon, Bashirhat, Swaroopnagar, Hingalganj and Gaighata, in district 24 Parganas (North)," it said.
The BSF said it has seized "6554 bottles of Phensedyl, Country made liquor (Rum) -34 bottles, 42 bottles Whisky, and 73 bottles of wine in border area under Police Station Krishnaganj, Hanskhali, Tehatta and Chhapra' in Nadia district and Bagda area in North 24 Parganas district".
"Troops of Border Security force seized 27861 bottles of Phensedyl, 0.550 kgs of Opium, 120 bottles of country made liquor (Rum) and 19 bottles of whisky and 17.300 Kgs of Ganja in border area under Police Station Jalangi, Raghunathganj and Raninagar in Distt. Murshidabad and Baishnavnagar, Kaliachak, English Bazar, Habibpur in Distt. Malda," the BSF said.
The BSF also seized 10 pieces of Swiss-made gold biscuits from North 24 Parganas district.
"Troops of Border Security Force seized 10 Pieces of swissmade gold biscuits ( dimension 43mm x 25mm x 4mm weight -116.664 gms per pieces) total weight 1166.64 gram approx value Rs.34,99,920 in the area of BOP Madhopur under police station Bagdah in Distt North 24 parganas," the BSF said in the statement.
It said: "Over all the seizure of South Bengal Frontier, BSF during the month of March 2013 is 38229 bottles of Phensedyl , 0.550 Kgs of Opium, 20.000 KGs of Ganja, 207 bottle of Country made liquor (Rum), 68 bottles of whisky, 73 bottles of wine.10 Gold biscuits weighing -116.664 gms and apprehended 135 Indian Nationals and 286 BD Nationals in connection with illegal immigration."
"Total seizure of contraband for the month is worth Rs.1,52,19,373," the BSF said.