Shillong (Meghalaya) [India], July 16 (ANI): Border Security Forces (BSF) Meghalaya seized 7 country boats packed with about 29,000 kilograms of sugar worth more than rupees 11 lakhs, meant for smuggling to Bangladesh, an official release of BSF said on Saturday.
According to the official statement, BSF Meghalaya on Friday intercepted seven boats with country-built engines that were packed with a massive amount of sugar and were headed for Bangladesh.
The release said, “On 14 July 2023, vigilant troops of BSF Meghalaya seized 7 country-made engine-fitted boats loaded with huge quantities of sugar meant for smuggling to Bangladesh through the international border of West Jaintia Hills.”
Acting on a specific tip-off, alert BSF troops observed some suspicious movement of boats in the Harai River near BOP Jaliakhola. On being challenged by BSF, the Bangladeshi miscreants jumped into the river and swam across to Bangladesh, abandoning their boats in the river, added the statement.
The release further stated that BSF recovered massive amounts of sugar worth more than Rs 11 lakhs that were handed over to the Dawki Customs Office.
“During the operation, BSF seized seven country-made engine-fitted boats loaded with approximately 29,000 kilograms of sugar worth more than Rs 11 lakh. The seized items were handed over to the customs office of Dawki for further action.”