Shillong: The BSF has seized over 3000 cattle and contraband items worth lakhs of rupees from the un-fenced stretches along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya this year, a senior BSF official said on Thursday.
"During this year more than 3000 cattle have been seized at the International border," Meghalaya Frontier BSF Inspector General, P K Dubey said.
He said the BSF has seized contraband items worth more than Rs 23 lakh while being smuggled out from India to Bangladesh on the International Border along the unfenced sectors in last four days itself.
Today, a cattle smuggler was held by the BSF personnel in South Garo Hills district with cattle meant to be smuggled from India to Bangladesh, Dubey said.
The BSF IG claimed that the border guarding force have "plugged" some of the vulnerable patches on the border by not only increasing troop strength but also deploying new technical gadgets and equipments.
Dubey said the BSF has "intensified" its operations on the Indo-Bangladesh border to prevent trans-border crimes.