GUWAHATI: In a series of successful operations spanning from August 23 to August 25, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) under Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) have apprehended six individuals and seized contraband and smuggled goods worth Rs 1.6 crore, according to an official release on Sunday.
The RPF’s vigilant efforts came to fruition on Friday when an unclaimed bag was discovered at Dimapur station in Nagaland. Upon investigation, the bag was found to contain a staggering 550 grams of brown sugar, meticulously packed in 50 soap cases, with an approximate street value of Rs 1.10 crore.
A day prior on August 24, in a collaborative effort with the Government Railway Police (GRP), the RPF executed a joint operation on the Up-Kanchenjungha Express at Agartala station. This operation led to the arrest of three individuals and the confiscation of 788 bottles of cough syrup, valued at around Rs 1.38 lakh.
Over the course of August 23 and 24, RPF’s rigorous drives and inspections bore fruit as they managed to seize 10,200 kg of areca nuts valued at Rs 51 lakh, 936 bottles of cough syrup worth Rs 1.64 lakh, and 48 bottles of liquor with a worth of Rs 7,440 from various trains and stations. The operations resulted in the apprehension of three additional individuals for illegal possession of cough syrup on August 23.
From January to July, the RPF has detected a staggering 434 cases of illegal transportation of contraband and smuggled goods, leading to the recovery of goods valued at more than Rs 13.36 crore. Furthermore, in pursuit of justice, the RPF has apprehended a total of 250 individuals for their involvement in these illegal activities.
The operations, conducted across various trains and stations under the NFR, have demonstrated the RPF’s unwavering commitment to maintaining security and preventing illicit activities within the railway network.