FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Tura, July 2: The craze for Indian saris in the Bangladesh has led to a thriving sari smuggling along the India-Bangladesh Intertiol border in Meghalaya.
But the watchful Border Security Force (BSF) always foils such attempt of smugglers.
The BSF troops once again showing alertness on Indo-Bangladesh border seized two huge consignment of clothes while being smuggled into Bangladesh from India.
The BSF troops deployed at Muktapur in West Jainti Hills district of Meghalaya observed that around eight to ten miscreants carry packets on their heads moving towards Intertiol Border.
They immediately rushed towards the spot to verify the activity. The persons who were attempting to cross the packets to Bangladesh on seeing BSF troops ran away.
The BSF troops searched and recovered more than 790 sarees and 1215 metres of cloth worth approximately Rs 8 lakhs.
These sarees were being smuggled from unfenced area of Muktapur in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.
Similarly in another incident the troops of BSF deployed at Roadhead (Pyrdiwah) in East Khasi Hills seized 340 sarees worth approximately Rs 4 lakh.
The Indian sarees are popular in Bangladesh markets. The smugglers were trying to take the sarees to Bangladesh to get handsome returns.
“The Smugglers on both the sides of the border remain in constant touch with each other and keep tracking the movements of the BSF patrols to find a chance to smuggle consignments to Bangladesh,” BSF authorities said.
In the recent past BSF has made considerable seizures to foil such attempts by the smugglers.
Meanwhile, the BSF in its special drive is continuously making seizure of cattle in bordering area of Meghalaya being smuggled to Bangladesh.
Recently, BSF troops deployed at yabazar, East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya seized 12 cattle worth approximately Rs 2 lakh.
The smugglers seeing the presence of the BSF maged to flee from the site. Since last weekend the BSF has seized 441 cattle worth more than Rs 66 lakh in 50 incidents from the intertiol Border in Meghalaya.
Smuggled clothes seized
FROM A CORRESPONDENT