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BSF makes multiple busts along border


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, March 1: In different operations conducted on Thursday, BSF troops successfully thwarted illegal smuggling attempts along the Indo-Bangla border in the state and seized sugar, medicines, and Indian currency.
At Kanta junction, Umsyiem, East Khasi Hills, BSF seized over 15,000 kg of sugar meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh. Unidentified miscreants, who were hiding in the jungle, hurled stones and verbally abused the BSF personnel.
Fortunately, the jawans were not injured, only the BSF vehicle sustained damage. The confiscated sugar was handed over to the local police station for further action.
In another operation, BSF troops from the border area of BOP Naljuri, seized a huge quantity of medicines, worth Rs 14 lakh, while being smuggled to Bangladesh from the international border of West Jaintia Hills.
On the other hand, BSF troops of BOP Rajapara 193 Bn BSF detected some suspicious movements of Bangladeshi miscreants near IBBF on the Bangladesh side.
When BSF troops challenged the miscreants from Bangladesh, they fled away towards the neighbouring country by taking advantage of the darkness, hilly terrain, and thick vegetation.
On searching the area, BSF troops recovered a bag containing Indian currency valued over Rs 7 lakh. The seized currency was handed over to PS Gumaghat and an FIR was lodged for further investigation.
The Indian currency is suspected to be linked to payments for smuggled goods from India to Bangladesh.


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