BSF troops foil attempt to smuggle fish from Bangladesh

Shillong, July 14: The Border Security Force (BSF) troops have foiled smugglers’ attempt to smuggle out fish from Bangladesh to Meghalaya along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

A statement issued by the BSF on Friday said that troops of the BSF deployed at Latangtilla, West Jaintia Hills district apprehended one Bangladeshi national on the international border. The BSF troops observed two persons carrying some packets and intruding into India from Bangladesh near Zero Line.

“The watchful BSF troops challenged the suspected smugglers. The BSF party rushed towards the point and apprehended one Bangladeshi along with 90 kg fish, value approximately more than Rs. 1 lakh while being smuggled from Bangladesh to Indian territory,” the statement said.

However another Bangladeshi fled away towards Bangladesh taking advantage of the dense forest and undulating ground.

The Bangladeshi was later identified as Das (47 yrs), resident of Angarua village under Sunamganj district in Bangladesh and his present address is Chandrimatin village (Subit Bazar) under Sylhet district.

After thorough search, one mobile phone along with two SIM Cards, one memory card, and BD Taka 7,692 were recovered from him.

In another incident, the BSF troops deployed in South West Garo Hills district seized 3kg ganja (Hemp) while being smuggled to Bangladesh.


After the BSF patrol party observed some suspicious movement of suspected person near International Border, the troops challenged, but he fled, taking advantage of darkness.

The party rushed towards the area and after a thorough search, one packet wrapped in a plastic containing 3 kg of Ganja (Hemp) was recovered.

Meanwhile, cattle smuggling on the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya was rampant, despite the Border Security Force foiling these attempts effectively.
Showing constant alertness on Indo-Bangladesh border, the BSF troops seized a huge number of cattle (70 Numbers) worth more than Rs. 12 lakh in the area of Hat Thymmai, Pyrdiwah and Umsyiem, East Khasi Hills district, Muktapur, in West Jaintia Hills and Patharghat, Rasnagiri in South West Khasi Hills district. These cattle were being smuggled to Bangladesh.

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