Acting on a specific BSF intelligence, a joint operation was carried out by the troops of BSF Intelligence team Panisagar, Battalion intelligence team of 19 Battalion Border Security Force and Police representatives of Police Station Manu, district Dhalai.
The team intercepted a truck near Battalion Headquarter of 19 Battalion BSF, deployed in Nalkatta, in Dhalai on NH-44. On search, the team recovered 9,900 bottles of phensidyl worth Rs 8, 66,250 and 13,800 bottles of beer worth Rs 11, 04,000.
The team also apprehended the truck driver identified as Span Nath, a resident of village Jalabasa in Unakotte district of Tripura. On preliminary questioning, the apprehended driver confessed that the truck was loaded with huge quantity of phensidyl and Beer from Baragaon in Guwahati, Assam.
A popular intoxicant in Bangladesh, phensidyl is among the most smuggled items on the Indo-Bangla border apart from cattle. Bangladesh has raised the issue of its smuggling several times in bilateral talks and urged India to curb it.