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BSF recovers cannabis from car in Jalpaiguri district, one held

As the troops searched the car, they found 660 grams of cannabis inside. A phone and Indian currency were recovered from Habibul Alam

Our Correspondent Siliguri Published 10.05.24, 12:26 PM
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Troops of the 93rd battalion of the BSF posted at Bangladesh border in Jalpaiguri district acted on a tip-off and recovered cannabis from a car on Wednesday.

Habibul Alam of Kuripara village of the district, the sole occupant in the car, was nabbed in this connection.

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Sources said around 2pm on Wednesday, the troops posted at Chanakya border tried to intercept a car moving in the border area. As the car didn’t stop at a barrier gate, the BSF personnel chased and finally apprehended it.

As they searched the car, they found 660 grams of cannabis inside. A phone and Indian currency were recovered from Alam.

Later, Alam was handed over to Kotwali police with the cannabis and the car.

The BSF also held anti-smuggling drives from May 6 to 9 across locations and seized contraband like cattle and cough syrup bottles supposed to be smuggled to Bangladesh. The cost of the seized items is Rs 5.41 lakh, sources said.

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