GOLAKGANJ, Feb 15 � In the Indo-Bangla border areas in Dhubri district, the senior officials of the Border Security Force have become worried due to infiltration from Bangladesh. Smuggling of arms and ammunition and the activities and movements of militants has become a nightmare for the BSF. Smuggling of drugs and cough syrup Phensedyle has also gone up.
It needs to be mentioned that the easily availability of such drugs and syrups has made it easier to supply these to Bangladesh which has created a huge market there. According to sources, the trucks carrying these objects from Bihar and West Bengal take adequate measures to escape being caught at police check points. Change over of drivers and helpers of the trucks on their way from Bihar to Dhubri has also been noticed. Source said that when these trucks reach Siliguri, the driver and helpers are changed and only then the trucks proceed towards the Assam-West Bengal chekpost at Chagolia and Srirampur. Then again the drivers and the helpers are changed. The numberplates and documents are also changed. In a recent operation, the Dhubri Customs department seized syrups worth Rs 40 lakh.
As per information received from the Dhubri Customs department, 30,000 bottles of syrup worth Rs 25.97 lakh were seized from a truck which was carrying onions from West Bengal to Dhubri. This operation took place in the month of August 2009. Same way in October, 2009 syrups worth Rs 24.16 lakh were also seized.
These miscreants have also availed rented houses near the Indo-Bangla border areas and are using those houses as godowns to keep these dangerous drugs there. According to sources, Rs 100 is being charged per cartoon of syrups by the landlords of the rented houses. These landlords are also clearly involved in this drug rackets along with the miscreants. According to Harin Deka, OC Dhubri Police Station, they are trying their level best to combat such illegal movement and within a very short period of time the police will be able to nab these criminals.