The BSF seized 41 cattle from Lyngkhat and Tuka in East Khasi Hills today

Shillong, August 08: The BSF in its Anti-Smuggling drive, on the International Border, once again on 8th Aug’2017, acting on a tip off in area of Lyngkhat and Tuka, East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya seized 41 cattle worth more than Rs.7 Lacs while being smuggled to Bangladesh. It is worth mentioning that the BSF has been continuously effecting seizures in the particular area of Lyngkhat and Tuka area.

The 444 kms Indo-Bangladesh border with Meghalaya State interspersed with riverine, dense forests and hilly terrains which provide ideal conditions for cattle smuggling. The increasing demand in Bangladesh due to forthcoming `Eid-ul-Zuha’ and high profit involved lures smugglers to indulge in cattle smuggling despite of heavy vigil by the Border guards.

Inclement weather also plays supportive role for these criminals. The alert BSF troops are heavily engaged in curbing this menace despite of all odds.Similarly, in another incident the BSF troops deployed at Baburambill, South Garo Hills seized 10 cattle worth appx more than Rs. 1.5 lac while being smuggled from India to Bangladesh.

After continuous anti -smuggling drives and putting extra vigil on the border, the BSF has been achieving a great success in countering the cattle smuggling effecting considerable seizure frequently at zero line.All the seized cattle handed over to concern department for further legal action.

In view of likely increase in smuggling of cattle in coming days BSF IG has alerted troops, and exercise Ops Alert w.e.f 12-17th Aug’2017 has been placed to prevent smuggle of cattle and other related border crimes.

 

 

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