Gold biscuits seized by BSF

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A Reporter

SHILLONG, June 30: The BSF troops deployed at Nayabazar, East Khasi Hills district, saw some suspicious movement of a person entering from Bangladesh into India in the area of Nayabazar market along the International border. When BSF party on duty challenged him to stop he didn’t halt and ran back towards Bangladesh. While hot pursuit BSF troops tried to nab the suspected smuggler, a packet fell on ground which the smuggler tried to retrieve but he could not due to swift action by BSF troops. The suspected person escaped to Bangladesh taking advantage of the darkness and thick vegetation in the area. The BSF informed that on searching the area, 2 number of gold biscuits weighing 100 gms each worth more than Rs 6.5 lakh were recovered from a plastic packet. It seems that these gold biscuits are being smuggled from Bangladesh to Indian territory in lieu of cattle. It is considered to be a new trend of smuggling along the international border. The BSF has stepped up its special drive against the smugglers and intensified its operations on the Indo-Bangladesh Border to prevent nefarious design of trans-border criminal to maintain tranquillity in bordering areas of Meghalaya state. The BSF informed that the seized items have been handed over to concerned department for further legal action.