From A Reporter
SHILLONG, May 28: The BSF troops once again showing alertness on Indo-Bangladesh border seized a huge consignment of clothes while being smuggled into Bangladesh from India.
The vigilant BSF troops deployed at Umsiyam in East Khasi Hills Distt of Meghalaya noticed a suspected TATA 207 vehicle laden with several packets was stopped near the intertiol border.
They immediately rushed towards the spot to verify the activity. The persons who were attempting to unload the packets on seeing BSF troops ran away.
The BSF troops searched the vehicle and packets thoroughly and recovered more than 1500 sarees worth appx Rs. 27 lack. These sarees were being smuggled from unfenced area of Umsiyem.
It is mentioned that these Indian sarees are so cheaper in Indian market in comparison to Bangladesh. The smugglers trying smuggled to Bangladesh to get handsome money.
The involvement of local crimils with Bangladeshi smugglers has always been a great cause of concern for the border guards.
The smugglers on both the sides on Indo-Bangladesh border are continuously in touch and keep tracking the movement of BSF patrols to find chance to smuggle the consignment to Bangladesh. Still BSF troops have made considerable seizures to foil such attempts by these crimils.
The BSF informed that all the seized items handed over to concerned department for further legal action.