BSF seizes contraband items worth over Rs 39 lakh

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The 30th Battalion of the Border Security Force Meghalaya frontier seized contraband items worth over Rs 39 lakh from the border area of BOP Lyngkhat on Wednesday.
Acting on a tip-off, BSF troops launched a search operation in the border area of BOP Lyngkhat and foiled the attempt of smugglers by confiscating 160 mobile phones worth Rs 25 lakh, which were hidden in the bushes by the smugglers for further crossing them over to Bangladesh.
In another incident, BSF troops confiscated contraband items including clothing and cosmetics worth more than Rs 14 lakh in the South Garo Hills district while being smuggled to Bangladesh. All the seized items were handed over to the Customs office, Baghmara.