Border Security Force ( BSF ) on 18-19th Oct’2017 seized a huge haul of cattle while being illegally transported by the cattle smugglers for further taking them to Bangladesh from India.
218 cattle were seized from the bordering areas of Meghalaya by BSF troops. The BSF troops along with Meghalaya Police intercepted two vehicles while moving towards International border. As soon as the BSF team challenged them, the smugglers stopped the vehicles and tried to flee away but two of them were nabbed by the joint team.
Two Indian cattle smugglers were apprehended by BSF were later identified as Amos Nongrum 22, and Pynbiand Sohkhlet 23. Both are the resident of East Khashi Hills(Meghalaya)
BSF party also seized 2 trucks along with 30 cattle worth value rupees more than 14 lacs (alongwith Truck).
In another incident, on 18th Oct’ 2017, BSF troops deployed at Tuka, East Khasi Hills(Meghalaya), seized 01 cattle loaded truck along with 08 cattle worth more than rupees 13.7 Lacs while being smuggled to Bangladesh from India.
In other special operation by BSF troops in the same area, 96 cattle worth more than rupees 11.5 Lacs were seized while proceeding towards Bangladesh. But smugglers managed to flee from the spot taking advantage of darkness and thick vegetation. After thorough search of the area, BSF troops recovered huge numbers of cattle.
The overall seizure affected by BSF troops during last week at International border of Meghalaya was worth more than 1.24 Crores including 363 cattle and other contraband items.