Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized a large quantity of cough syrup on Saturday before the consignment valued at approximately Rs 6 lakh could be smuggled into Bangladesh.
According to a press release, the BSF acted on a tip-off and seized 3,200 bottles of phensedyl cough syrup that was hidden in the jungle around Jatrakona, South Garo Hills.
The BSF has received intelligence that a huge quantity of the cough syrup was being hidden in the forest before being smuggled over the international border. Consumption of alcohol is severely restricted in Bangladesh, making such cough syrups attractive.
The BSF said that the border guarding forces of both India and Bangladesh are exchanging monthly data of seizure of phensedyl, drugs and narcotics by respective forces to identify vulnerable routes and areas and make coordinated plans for curbing this menace.