The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled a smuggling attempt along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and apprehended a Bangladeshi national. During the incident, a BSF personnel was shot and injured.
The BSF noticed suspicious movement of 3-4 individuals with head-loaded items near the border fence, and upon being challenged, the individuals dropped the items and fled. The BSF managed to catch one of the smugglers, who admitted to being a Bangladeshi national and revealed that they had entered Indian territory illegally to smuggle Phensedyl, a cough syrup with high demand in Bangladesh.
The apprehended smuggler was found with 326 bottles of Phensedyl, a countrymade pistol, a mobile phone with two SIMs, and currency from both Bangladesh and India. He was handed over to the police. In a separate incident, on-duty BSF personnel were attacked by 5-6 Bangladeshi smugglers in Dakshin Dinajpur district, and a smuggler was shot and killed in retaliation.
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