Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Bengal STF nabs 5 people in two separate incidents, seizes phensedyl worth about Rs 2.5 cr


The Special Task Force (STF) of the state police has nabbed five persons and seized phensedyl worth about Rs 2.5 crore in two separate incidents from West Burdwan and Nadia on Monday.

According to STF officials, on Monday afternoon, STF personnel intercepte­d a truck bearing registrati­on of Maharashtr­a on National Highway (NH) 19 under the jurisdicti­on of Bud Bud Police Station in West Burdwan.

During a search of the truck, as many as 9,300 bottles of phensedyl were found. The approximat­e market value of the contraband is more than Rs 1.3 crore. The phensedyl bottles were concealed inside plastic sacks and the same was coming from Jharkhand.

Accordingl­y a case was registered at Bud Bud Police Station and two persons identified as Ankit Kumar and Dhiraj Yadav of Etah in Uttar Pradesh were arrested. The duo was produced at the Asansol Court on Tuesday and was remanded to police custody for two days.

In a separate incident, another team of the STF intercepte­d a car and a truck on NH-34 near Bahadurpur in Nadia under jurisdicti­on of

Dhubulia Police Station while transferri­ng huge quantity of phensedyl on Monday.

During the raid, STF officials found 7,500 bottles of phensedyl brought to the spot in the truck bearing Uttar Pradesh registrati­on. The contraband was getting shifted to a car bearing West Bengal registrati­on when STF personnel intercepte­d. The approximat­e market value of the seized contraband is Rs 1.12 crore. After registerin­g a case, three persons, identified as Achhiruddi­n Mondal and Malek Seikh of Murutia in Nadia along with Mohit Yadav of Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh,, were nabbed.

They were produced at Additional District Judge, 1st Court in Krishnanag­ar and have been remanded to police custody for seven days.


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