In its continued efforts to curb the anti-social activities along the Indo-Bhutan border, the troops of 37th battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Mangaldai, stationed at Border outpost at Bangrum thwarted a major attempt of timber smuggling.
The troops seized one Tata Pickup van near Barmakhuli Bridge along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri district of Assam on Thursday morning.
A consignment of fifty numbers of wooden planks was recovered from the vehicle.
The troops also apprehended two timber smugglers in this connection who have been identified as Santosh Basumatary (27) and Pradeep Daimari (40), both hailing from Hagramari village under Harisinga police station in Udalguri.
The seized items were later handed over to the Forest Office at Nonaikhuti of Udalguri for further legal action.
It is pertinent here to mention that the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) deployed in different parts of Assam along the Indo-Bhutan border, apart from guarding the border have also been carrying out operations to prevent anti-subversive activities along the border areas.