Border Security Force (BSF) jawans have seized a thousand bottles of cough medicine (Kapha syrup) being sent from here through Bangladesh to the Ganges. This cough syrup is made from codeine.
An officer of the paramilitary force has given this information on Thursday. He said that BSF personnel stationed at Shobapur border outpost increased surveillance on the basis of an information and saw a packet flowing in the river on Wednesday, it was flowing towards Bangladesh.
They told that a team left the boat and took the packet. The official said that the packet had a thousand talk of cough syrup and a mobile phone. This packet was flowing with the help of Thermocol and the cost of the bottles kept in it is Rs 1.69 lakh.
He told that the smugglers of India pour such packets into the Ganges and place a mobile phone above it, as if these packets reach near Bangladesh, then they start calling on that phone.
On calling, the light of the phone turned on and thus the smugglers waiting for the packet become alert. Codeine-based cough medicine is used as a drug, drinking alcohol is prohibited there.