Amidst global fight against COVID-19, BSF Tripura is simultaneously fighting against the menace of trans-border smuggling particularly narcotics smuggling in the State of Tripura by regularly conducting ‘Special Operations’ to neutralize the nefarious designs of trans-border Smugglers on the International Border.
In series of such operations, on intervening night of 06/07May 2021, BSF troops apprehended one Narcotic/Drug peddler with Ganja, besides succeeded in seizing117 Kgs Ganja,05 Cattle & assorted Contraband item shaving combined market value of Rs.18,48,365/- in different operations, following the COVID-19 protocols.
On 06thMay 2021, based on specific BSF intelligence input, joint operation party comprising of BSF troops of Border Out Post Bamutia, Ex- 120 Bn BSF, Gokulnagar with local police team from Police Out Post Bamutiaof PS-Lafunga, West Tripura laid special ambush in the Manipuri Basti, Rangotia. During late night hours, joint ambush party observed suspicious movement of some miscreants near the Border Fence. On being challenged, miscreants tried to flee away from the spot by taking the advantage of darkness, however BSF party managed to apprehend one of the miscreants. On questioning, the apprehended miscreant revealed his identity as Sujoy Namo Chiranjit Namo (17 Yrs) S/o Siklal Namo R/o Village- Rangotia, PO- Bamutia, PS- Lafunga, Distt- West Tripura. During thorough search of the area, party recovered consignment of 12 Kgs Ganja. The apprehended person along with the seized Ganja handed over to PS- Bamutia, Lafunga.
In another Operation, on 07th May 2020, acting on a specific BSF intelligence input, BSF troops of Border Out Post Harnakhola, Ex- 120 Bn BSF, Gokulnagar with the officials of Customs Agartala conducted special search operation from 0300 hrs to 0445 hrs in general area of Village-Rangamura, PS- Mohanpur, Distt- West Tripura. During thorough search of the area, joint ops party recovered consignment of 105 Kgs Dry Ganja.The seized Ganja was handed over to Customs Agartala on the spot.
It is also worth mentioning here that vigilant BSF troops deployed on the extreme Frontiers of the Country in Tripura State are effectively manning the International Border and considerably seizing various contraband items on regular basis from the bordering areas.