BSF seizes 100kg of Hilsa fish being smuggled into India

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BSF seizes 100kg of Hilsa fish being smuggled into India








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Kolkata, Sept 24 (PTI) Border Security Force has
seized 100 kg of ”Hilsa” fish while the consignment was
allegedly being smuggled from Bangladesh into India through
Petrapole integrated checkpost in West Bengal, a BSF officer
said on Thursday.
During routine checking at the integrated checkpost in
North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, BSF personnel found
six bags containing the prized fish hidden inside the upper
hood of a truck, the BSF spokesman said.
The truck driver, the vehicle, and the fish were
handed over to the Customs authorities at Petrapole, he said.
The value of the seized fish was around Rs 9 lakh in
the Indian market.
The apprehended driver was identified as a resident of
Kalianai village of Duttapukur area in North 24 Parganas
district, the officer said.

The driver claimed that he had gone to Bangladesh with
his truck containing motor parts and when he was returning
after unloading the goods he was offered Rs 6,000 by a man in
the neighbouring country, for delivering the bags to a person
at Bongaon in North 24 Parganas distrct, he said.

”Hilsa”, often described as the ”queen of fish” is
liked for its taste and smell. It can be savoured when fried
or cooked in mustard sauce.

Although, it is a tropical saltwater fish (scientific
name: Tenualosa ilisha), it thrives in rivers and estuaries.
PTI AMR
MM MM

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Kolkata, Sept 24 (PTI) Border Security Force has
seized 100 kg of ”Hilsa” fish while the consignment was
allegedly being smuggled from Bangladesh into India through
Petrapole integrated checkpost in West Bengal, a BSF officer
said on Thursday.

During routine checking at the integrated checkpost in
North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, BSF personnel found
six bags containing the prized fish hidden inside the upper
hood of a truck, the BSF spokesman said.

The truck driver, the vehicle, and the fish were
handed over to the Customs authorities at Petrapole, he said.
The value of the seized fish was around Rs 9 lakh in
the Indian market.

The apprehended driver was identified as a resident of
Kalianai village of Duttapukur area in North 24 Parganas
district, the officer said.

The driver claimed that he had gone to Bangladesh with
his truck containing motor parts and when he was returning
after unloading the goods he was offered Rs 6,000 by a man in
the neighbouring country, for delivering the bags to a person
at Bongaon in North 24 Parganas distrct, he said.

”Hilsa”, often described as the ”queen of fish” is
liked for its taste and smell. It can be savoured when fried
or cooked in mustard sauce.

Although, it is a tropical saltwater fish (scientific
name: Tenualosa ilisha), it thrives in rivers and estuaries.
PTI AMR
MM MM



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