The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 60 cattle worth Rs 21 lakh from different locations along the International Border with Bangladesh.
In a statement issued, BSF said, “There is a steep incline in smuggling attempts after the revocation of lockdown in the state. The smugglers are continuing their daring bids to cross over the cattle to Bangladesh to compensate the pecuniary losses incurred during the lockdown.”
Stating that BSF Meghalaya Continues with its anti-smuggling drive on The International Border with Bangladesh, BSF said that in one of the incidents, 01 Indian national apprehended at Sonapur Bridge near Umkiang with a truck carrying cattle in a cruel manner and without any valid document. “Although, his accomplice managed to escape from the spot,” the release said.
Generally, cattle smugglers kept these cattle in the thick forest for some time and on the appropriate opportunity, try to make them cross into Bangladesh taking advantage of vulnerable patches through unfenced Border. The alert and vigil sentinels are kept on foiling their attempts from time to time.
“In view of increasing smuggling attempts BSF has intensified its vigil and operations on the Indo-Bangladesh Border to prevent the nefarious design of trans-border criminals,” it added.