RPF / NFR recover contraband worth Rs. 4.84 crs during current year

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Published: December 28,2020 10:44 AM
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December 28, 2020: Railway Protection Force of N.F. Railway has been successfully conducting raids in trains and railway premises throughout the jurisdiction of NFR to recover contraband items

December 28, 2020: Railway Protection Force of N.F. Railway has been successfully conducting raids in trains and railway premises throughout the jurisdiction of NFR to recover contraband items including smuggled goods.



During the current year from January to November, RPF detected 93 such cases and recovered items worth Rs. 4, 84, 18,996.00. There were 36 each of such cases detected in Assam and West Bengal. 15 cases were detected in Bihar and 3 each in Nagaland and Tripura. The value of items recovered during raids in Assam upto November is Rs. 1, 96, 11,012.00. In case of West Bengal the value of items recovered is Rs. 2, 79, 35,461.00. In Bihar the value of recovered items during this period was Rs. 3, 67,123.00 and in Nagaland the value of recovered items was Rs. 3, 85,000.00 and in Tripura the value of seized items was Rs. 1, 20,400.00.



Among the item seized, Gold bar of about 4.14 kgs worth about Rs. 2, 21, 95,043.00 were seized on two occasions at New Jalpaiguri and Guwahati stations. In Guwahati staion, 13 gold biscuits weighing about 2.15 kgs of value about Rs. 01.12 crores were seized during a joint raid by RPF and DRI officials on 2nd October 2020 with the arrest of four persons from 05909 DN. Similarly, 12 Gold biscuits were seized at New Jalpaiguri station during raid on 22nd August 2020.



Among other various items seized are foreign made Cigarette of value Rs. 88,48,000.00; foreign made foot wear/garments/sweater worth Rs. 18,66,955.00; foreign made electronics items worth Rs. 2,83,205.00; Betel nuts/Tobacco worth Rs. 82,20,272.00 to mention a few.