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2.9 kg brown sugar worth Rs 14.50 crore seized in Darjeeling

SSB and West Bengal’s Narcotics Department nabbed two smugglers at Murarigachh check post in Vidhan Nagar area in Darjeeling bordering Bihar’s Kishanganj.

kolkata Updated: Jul 23, 2017 15:38 IST
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A huge quantity of brown sugar was seized in Vidhan Nagar area of Darjeeling district. (HT File Photo / Representational)
A huge quantity of brown sugar was seized in Vidhan Nagar area of Darjeeling district. (HT File Photo / Representational)

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) arrested two smugglers and seized 2.9 kg brown sugar worth Rs 14.50 crore from their possession in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, an SSB official said on Sunday.

The narcotic was found during checking at Murarigachh check post in Vidhan Nagar police station area in Darjeeling district bordering Bihar’s Kishanganj district on Saturday evening.

SSB jawans with the help of West Bengal’s Narcotics Department sleuths nabbed two smugglers and seized 2.9 kg brown sugar, worth Rs 14.50 crore, deputy commandant of the SSB’s 12th Battalion, Kumar Sundaram said at the headquarters in Kishanganj in Bihar.

The smuggler duo, Bhuli Bibi and Budhadev Biswas, natives of Darjeeling, were carrying the contraband consignment to Siliguri to deliver it to a client, he said.

The two smugglers were part of a wide network of drug suppliers in border areas of Bihar and West Bengal, Sundaram added.