The BSF said its troopers seized 63 kg of cannabis from a village of West Bengal’s Nadia district on Sunday.

Following up on a specific information regarding smuggling of narcotics close to the Bousmari border outpost, the troopers of the Border Security Force’s 43rd Battalion carried out a search operation in Gauripur in association with personnel from Hogalberia police station.

The cannabis was found from the courtyard of the house of Rasid Mondal, who managed to escape, a BSF official said.

The seized narcotics has been handed over to police for further legal action.

So far in 2016, BSF’s South Bengal Frontier has seized 595.451 kg cannabis and apprehended six persons, the official said.