BSF seizes 60 cattle from Meghalaya’s East and West Jaintia hills

Umling check post roadblock for cattle traders of the state

image: file photo

Shillong, Jun 23:
In its determination towards making the International Border crime free, the BSF Meghalaya in the last 24 hours, seized 60 cattle from the bordering area of East and West Jaintia Hills districts, which were meant for smuggling to Bangladesh.

According to the BSF, most of the cattle were being brought clandestinely to the border area through forest by miscreants and when their personnel intercepted them.

One truck loaded with cattle was also confiscated by BSF near Umkiang, East Jaintia Hills district area, although the driver and one of his accomplices managed to abscond from the spot.

“Miscreants are trying to get maximum benefit of heavy rain and inclement conditions underestimating supervision and access of force but BSF keep on throwing cold water on their plans by being extra alert,” the BSF said.

The BSF said that during the first half of year BSF Meghalaya confiscated more than 2000 cattle from the international border.

“Owing to drastic climatic conditions BSF has enhanced alertness on the International Border to maintain National security as well as to prevent all kinds of trans-border crimes and illegal activities,” the BJP said.

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