GUWAHATI, April 19: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway recovered narcotics and smuggled/contraband goods worth Rs 26.52 lakh (approx) during April 12 and 18. The RPF of NF Railway recovered heroin and brown sugar worth about Rs 14.96 lakh and ganja valued about Rs 11.56 lakh during this period. RPF also apprehended one person involved in transportation of contraband during this period. The smuggled/contraband goods were recovered during regular checks in trains and stations over NF Railway.
In an incident on April 13, RPF and Government Railway Police (GRP) team of Dibrugarh conducted checking in train No. 15669 UP (Nagaland Intercity Express) at Dibrugarh railway station and found one suspected person with a backpack. On checking his backpack, six soap cases containing 78.34 grams brown sugar worth about Rs 4.96 lakh were found. The brown sugar was seized and the person was taken into custody. A case was registered in this regard by OC/GRP/Tinsukia. In another incident on April 17, RPF train escorting party while escorting the train No. 15604 DN (Ledo – Guwahati Intercity Express) detected one unclaimed backpack. On checking the bag, 5 plastic soap cases containing some brown powdery substance packed in polythene were found. On examination, the powdery substances tested to be heroin, weighing about 62.19 grams worth about Rs 10 lakh. Later, the seized heroin was handed over to OC/GRP/Guwahati for further necessary action.
In a recent incident on April 18, CIB of RPF/Tinsukia recovered 17.7 kgs of unclaimed ganja worth Rs 1.77 lakh (approx) while conducting check-in train No. 15934 UP from Mariani to New Tinsukia station. Moreover, during April 12 to 18, RPF of NF Railway recovered ganja weighing about 100 kgs worth about Rs 9.79 lakh while performing duty in various stations and different trains.
Proving a deterrent filter force for the culprits involved in smuggling and transportation of contraband goods through Railways, RPF of NF Railway detected 488 cases of narcotics, smuggled and contraband goods worth more than Rs 15.63 crore with arrest of 124 persons involved in it during April, 2021 to March, 2022.