Contraband worth Rs 1.14 crore seized, 78 detained in Tripura

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Agartala, July 9 (UNI) Border Security Force (BSF) has seized a large quantity of contraband goods including Ganja, forest produce, Bangladeshi garments and Phensidyl worth about Rs 1.14 crore from Tripura-Bangladesh border during past the month.

BSF officials here today said they had apprehended 78 intruders including 39 Bangladeshi nationals while they were illegally crossing at various places on India-Bangladesh border in Tripura. Suspected ISI agent Syed Ali, who was initially recruited as courier for the Muslim fundamentalist outfit in India, was also among them.

The troops seized six bombs from Simna border area outpost on June 24.

Contraband worth Rs 1,10,14,589 was being smuggled out to Bangladesh and illegal goods worth Rs 3,59,080 was being smuggled into India, BSF officials added.

Meanwhile, Tripura Broiler Farmers' Association alleged that a huge number of poultry chicks had been brought into the state from avian influenza affected parts of Bangladesh through different locations of South Tripura due to BSF inaction.

The association lodged complaints with South Tripura District Magistrate that BSF personnel were involved in corrupt practices, apart from allowing unauthorised transportation of flu affected birds in the bordering markets.

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