FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DHUBRI, Aug 2: Though the BSF has been on vigil along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri, smuggling continues ubated in the area. However, in the last six months, the alert troopers have succeeded in seizing 10, 571 cows and smuggled products worth Rs. 9.16 crore.
A highly placed source in the BSF informed this correspondent that the 17th BSF Regiment has over last six months recovered 10, 571 nos of cows which estimates to be around Rs. 8.43 crore in the present market rate. Apart from cows, the source said that another product which is smuggled the most to the neighbouring country is Supari and the force has recovered Supari worth Rs 10 lakh in the last six months.
Apart from cows and Supari, the smugglers are also involved in smuggling of stolen bikes and boats and in the last six months 2 bikes, 17 BSP boats, 34 coronet boats, 17 bicycle, 12.175 kgs of Chinese rice, 973 bottles of alcoholic beverage, 5030 litres of kerosene and two Bangladeshi tiols have been detained by the BSF.