On Saturday, acting on a tip off regarding smuggling of fire arms, BSF personnel from border outpost of Mustafapur launched a special ambush in the area of BOP Mustafapur. At about 9.30 pm troop members of the special ambush team spotted the movement of some persons moving suspiciously along the border. The team chased them but the miscreants managed to escape from the spot by taking advantage of the darkness.
They left a bag in a bush. After through search, the ambush party recovered the bag containing 3 country-made pistols. One was made in USA as inscribed on the gun.
They also seized some explosives from the bag. The substance was white in colour and another in brown colour weighing approximately 900 grams each (Total weight of the substance was 1800 gram).
The seized arms and powder suspected to be explosives have been handed over to Police Station, Bagdah for further course of action.
Keeping in view the vulnerability of the border, Sandeep Salunke, Inspector General BSF South Bengal Frontier has issued operational guidelines to further strengthen Border domination so as to effectively check the menace of smuggling and other activities of anti national elements along South Bengal Border with Bangladesh.
Field Commanders were maintaining extra vigil along the border to thwart the attempts of smugglers or anti-national activities.
This year alone, BSF South Bengal Frontier has apprehended 2 smugglers and seized 11 pistols so far, a senior official in the BSF said.