GUWAHATI: Acting on an intelligence tip-off, BSF troops deployed at Borsora in South West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya apprehended two persons – Raj Chetry (27) and Golachan (29).
Initially the BSF had apprehended Raj Chetry while he was moving from Barsora to Khonjoy on a bike and recovered Rs 1,96,500 from his possession. Further, based on information divulged by him, the troopers apprehended another person – Golachan from his residence and recovered Rs 17.93 lakh.
It is learnt that Golachan collected a sum of Rs 20 lakh from one person in Bara Bazar, Shillong, who is a fruit dealer, on behalf of an exporter of coal and limestone from Barpeta in Assam.
The delivery and distribution process is closely monitored by a Bangladesh-based importer from Barsora village, who controls this system through WhatsApp, stated a press release.
It also came to light that they used “a distorted Rs 10 currency note for identification purpose during the transaction.”
BSF has stepped up its special drive against such racketeers on the international border in Meghalaya.
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