Friday, November 7, 2014
Customs recover five firearms from bus
Malda, 15 October: Acting on a tip off the custom officials raided a state transports corporation bus in search of fake currency but the recovery of five firearms together from the bus on Tuesday evening along with Rs 5,000 Indian currency quite surprised even them also.
Deputy commissioner of the customs department Rajiv Ranjan today displayed the firearms recovered from the south Dinajpur bound bus before the media. “We had information that fake currency was being sent to south Dinajpur by a bus belonging to state transport corporation. Immediately our officials chased the bus from Malda. Our counterparts in south Dinajpur was communicated too,” he said.
Later the bus was detained at Publiganj area in south Dinajpur and the custom teams from Malda and south Dinajpur jointly raided the bus. It was then those five 9mm pistols and the original Indian currencies were recovered.
Those firearms were later handed over to police. Police suspect that those firearms were being sent to some notorious criminals.