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BSF seizes Bangladesh-bound drugs worth Rs 1 crore in Tripura

By The Assam Tribune

Agartala, March 15 (IANS): Security agencies in Tripura on Sunday seized three Bangladesh-bound trucks laden with 65,000 bottles of cough syrup estimated to be worth Rs 1 crore, officials said here.

According to the Customs authorities and Border Security Force (BSF) officials, 65,000 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup worth Rs 1 crore were concealed under fruit cartons in the trucks with Rajasthan and Punjab registration numbers.

"Acting on a tip-off from its intelligence wing, BSF troopers along with Customs officials intercepted the three trucks at Bodjungnagar area (20km east of Agartala) and during search recovered 65,000 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup," Customs Inspector Sraban Shaurab told reporters here.

The drivers of the three trucks and their assistants managed to flee, he said.

Various cough syrups, which are used as substitute for liquor -- particularly by the young people, are frequently smuggled to Bangladesh in huge quantities through the northeastern States and West Bengal.

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BSF seizes Bangladesh-bound drugs worth Rs 1 crore in Tripura

Agartala, March 15 (IANS): Security agencies in Tripura on Sunday seized three Bangladesh-bound trucks laden with 65,000 bottles of cough syrup estimated to be worth Rs 1 crore, officials said here.

According to the Customs authorities and Border Security Force (BSF) officials, 65,000 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup worth Rs 1 crore were concealed under fruit cartons in the trucks with Rajasthan and Punjab registration numbers.

"Acting on a tip-off from its intelligence wing, BSF troopers along with Customs officials intercepted the three trucks at Bodjungnagar area (20km east of Agartala) and during search recovered 65,000 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup," Customs Inspector Sraban Shaurab told reporters here.

The drivers of the three trucks and their assistants managed to flee, he said.

Various cough syrups, which are used as substitute for liquor -- particularly by the young people, are frequently smuggled to Bangladesh in huge quantities through the northeastern States and West Bengal.