Five cattle smugglers were arrested and 29 cattle were rescued on Monday at Bogibeel area of Dibrugarh.
The gang of five was trying to smuggle the cattle when they were nabbed by the Dibrugarh police.
“The cattle were being taken to Nagaon from Dhemaji when we made the arrest,” informed officer-in-charge of Barbarua police station.
A truck bearing registration number AS 23 BC 7229 was also seized by the police.
The lifters have been identified as Narayan Lohar, Dhsnraj Lohar, Mohibur Rahman, Jihur Rahman and Ikrumul Hussain.
“We got a piece of information that some cattle lifters were taking tuck-loaded cattle to Nagaon,” police said.
“We swung into action immediately and arrested the gang from Bogibeel area. The matter is being investigated,” police added.
Cattle smuggling is going unabated in the state.
The Bogibeel Bridge connecting Dhemaji and Dibrugarh, in recent time, has become a corridor for cattle smuggling.
Smugglers are trying new ways of smuggling every other day.
Recently it was found that cattle tied to the banana trunk on both sides and set afloat the swollen rivers out of India to Bangladesh.
Water current took the animals to their destination.
Cattle smuggling to Bangladesh has increased in recent times.
With Eid al-Adha approaching, demand for cattle in Bangladesh has skyrocketed.