BSF seized 2000 nos Yaba tablets in West Bengal’s Coochbehar
By Hemanta Kumar Nath, 11/06/2019, Guwahati

The troops of Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force had seized 2000 nos Yaba Tablets from bordering areas of Kalamati in West Bengal’s Coochbehar district. Acting on a tip-off, on Monday  around 9-25 pm, troops of BOP Kalamati-II carried out a special ambush near International Boundary under Coochbehar and the troops observed suspicious movement of some miscreants along with consignments of contraband items towards IB attempting to throw the consignment over the fencing from India to Bangladesh and challenged them to stop for identification.

They did not pay any heed and the miscreants flee towards the nearest Indian village leaving behind the consignment on the IB taking advantage of darkness and heavy vegetation. After thoroughly searched party recovered 1 bag of consignment (containing 2000 nos of Yaba tablets, Ganja (6.5 Kg) and 50 bottles of Phensedyl and BD currency (2220 Taka) from the spot. This drug is prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

According to sources, these tablets are primarily being manufactured in Myanmar and then sold in India and Bangladesh as the demand for Yaba tablets are on the rise especially among the youths. Seized items have been handed over to Sahebganj police station under Coochbehar district. Besides, BSF troops of Guwahati frontier seized 42 Cattle heads having approximate value of Rs. 3,43,384 on intervening night of June 10-11. BSF troops are always alert towards the issues of trans-border crimes and illegal infiltration and are making all endeavors to contain such trans-border crimes.