On Friday night, two special operations were carried out in East Jaiñtia Hills where BSF personnel of the Border Outpost Jaliakhola and Border Outpost Kuliang seized 139 cattle in a jungle on the International Border.
During the intervening night and wee hours of Saturday, the BSF in various other operations seized 36 more cattle and a truck, along the border.
The total cost of the seizure was Rs. 39.44 lakh.
Most of the seized cattle were those cattle which were auctioned by the authorities a few days back and were probably taken over by miscreants/smugglers.
“Smugglers are desperate to smuggle cattle trying to take advantage of the gaps and vulnerable areas and the BSF has repeatedly foiling their attempts,” the BSF statement said.