Shillong: Frequent seizures of cattle by the alert Border Security Force (BSF) troops at International border in Meghalaya, indicates a phenomenal increase in smuggling of cattle. Though desperation on the part of cattle smugglers is seen, as they are making very daring bids to cross over the cattle to Bangladesh but somehow they have not been successful.
On December 17, the cautious and alert BSF troops deployed at International border at Baghmara, South Garo Hills, seized at least 9 cattle worth Rs 1.5 Lakh with one Bolero Pick up Van(Worth Rs 10 Lakh).
It may be mentioned that a total of Rs 11.5 Lakh were being smuggled from India to Bangladesh.
Reportedly, the smugglers were trying to smuggle cattle from the unfenced area but the alert BSF jawan foiled their attempts.
In this case, cattle smugglers are caring bovine cattle for smuggling from India to Bangladesh into a small Bolero Pick up van and thus they are adopting cruel activity to earn easy money.
All the seized items have been handed over to the concerned department for further legal action.