New Delhi: Bangladeshis and Rohingyas played a major role in smuggling of narcotic substances on India-Bangladesh border in northeastern state of Tripura during 2019, a BSF intelligence report said.
The report is based on the apprehension of the smugglers who were nabbed on the International Border of the two countries in Tripura -- a hilly state in northeast India which is bordered on three sides by Bangladesh and home to a diverse mix of tribal cultures and religious groups.
As per the document, accessed by IANS, a total of 134 foreigners -- including 92 Bangladeshis, 41 Rohingyas and one Nigerian -- were held in 2019 from India-Bangladesh border in Tripura.
“A total of 266 smugglers were apprehended on India-Bangladesh border in Tripura in 2019. Of them 132 are Indian nationals and 134 are other nationals that include 92 Bangladeshis, 41 Rohingyas and one Nigerian,” the documents said. (IANS)