BSF seizes 60 kg ganja near Bangladesh border
Kolkata: Border Security Force personnel seized around 60 kg of ganja (cannabis) near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district after a clash with smugglers, a BSF officer said on Sunday.
Acting on a tip-off, the troopers from Hoogly district's Meghna border outpost had laid a vigil near the border on Saturday evening when they saw a gang of 15-20 people with head-loads and stopped them.
"The gang attacked our men with sharp weapons compelling them to fire three stun grenades and a chili grenade to resist the miscreants. The smugglers managed to escape leaving away the head loads," Naveen Chouhan, Deputy Commandant in BSF's south Bengal frontier, said in a press release.
"Nearly 60 kg of ganja was recovered by the BSF from 15 gunny bags left behind by the smugglers. It has been handed over to Jalangi customs office," he added.
The south Bengal frontier of the BSF has seized 803 kg of ganja and apprehended nine smugglers, including five Bangladeshis, in different operations so far in 2017.