While stating that the smuggling activities along the Indo-Bangladesh Border had reduced considerably after the lockdown was imposed in the month of March, The Border Security Force today said, “the recent huge seizure made by Border Security Force indicates a sharp increase in smuggling especially cattle and dry pea.”
Giving seizure estimate BSF said, “During the month of September 2020 alone BSF seized 57,100 kg of dry pea worth more than 56 lakhs and 511 cattle head worth more than 79 lakhs in East Khasi Hills, South Garo Hills, East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills, while dry pea being smuggled from Bangladesh to India and cattle being smuggled from India to Bangladesh. “
U K Nayal, DIG/PRO FTR HQ BSF said, “as anticipated there has been an increase in smuggling as lockdown eased and further shoot up in smuggling in coming months is expected. BSF troops deployed on the international Border are tirelessly doing their duties despite harsh weather conditions and corona outbreak.”
He seeks cooperation from civil authorities and Police in curbing cross Border smuggling in the State.