The RPF of N. F. Railway recovers contraband goods worth more than Rs. 1.72 crores

Maligaon, Oct 01: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway in its endeavour to fight against transportation of contraband goods in trains, has recovered contraband goods worth more than Rs. 1.72 croresand apprehended one person between 27th& 29th September, 2022.

The contraband items specifically consisted of ganja&brown sugarthat were recovered from unclaimed bags during regular checks and drives at various stations and trains over N. F. Railway.

In an incident on 27th September, 2022, RPF team of Guwahaticonducted adrive in train No. 20501 DN (Agartala – Anand Vihar Terminal Tejas Express) at Guwahati RailwayStation. In course of drive, they seized 01 unclaimed trunk from a coach and recovered12 kgs of ganja valued about Rs. 1.2 lakhs from the said train.

The recovered bag was later handed over to OC/GRP/Guwahati for further course of action. In another incident on the same day RPF team of Kamakhya while checking at Kamakhya Railway Station recovered a backpack containing about 31 kgs of ganjaworth Rs 3.19 lakhs. Later the recovered ganja was handed over to Narcotics Control Bureau/Guwahati for further course of action.

In a recent incident on 29th September, 2022, acting on an information RPF team of Lumdingand Tinsukia conducted a search in the train no. 15960 (Kamrup Express) at Lumding Railway Station. During the search a suspected person was found with a bag.

On opening the bag 421.86 grams of brown sugar valued about Rs 1.68 crores was recovered. The recovered brown sugar along with the apprehended person was later handed over to OC/GRP/Lumding for further course of action.

It may be mentioned here that RPF of N. F. Railwaytowards their objective of a drug free country are constantly vigil towards activities related to smuggling and transportation of contraband items at various railway stations and trains.





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