Dwaipayan Ghosh | TNN | May 23, 2016, KOLKATA: Sashastra Seema Bal 29th Battalion, Khaprail seized Nepal made cigarettes along with one pickup van worth rupees nineteen lakhs near border pillar number 71/13.
On the tip off, Sub-Inspector Bipin Kumar, a team with seven jawans made the seizure along the Indo-Nepal border under the BOP Hilleybhanganj of 29th Bn Khaprail. The seized items smuggled from Nepal to India and handed over to custom office at Sukhiapokhri.
Two smugglers were apprehended namely Suman Rai residing in Gopal Dara village of Darjeeling district and Kumar Thami of Nepal.
In another development 41st Battalion, Ranidanga recovered 35 cattle along with one truck at Kistorpur village on 17th May 2016 at 0900 hours. The seized items worth rupees six lakhs seventy thousands smuggled from Nepal to India.
Jawans of SSB 41st Bn made the seizure and apprehended one person aged 55. The 41st battalion also recovered 152 boxes of Chinese apples along with an Eicher Truck near Power House in Mirik.
The seizure worth rupees five lakhs was made by Assistant Commandant Praveen Kumar Hasde along with eight SSB Jawans of 41st Bn Ranidanga. They also apprehended one person residing in Kurseong.