At least 24 human traffickers were held and as many as 644 people were rescued from trains and stations in 2021.
This was informed by officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).
“Of them, 83 people were rescued while they were being trafficked,” the NFR said in a statement.
It added: “The Railway Protection Force of the NFR apprehended 24 people during the period, who were involved in human trafficking.”
Moreover, smuggled goods worth over Rs 11 crore were seized by the Railway Protection Force under the Northeast Frontier Railway jurisdiction.
“During 2021, the RPF recovered smuggled goods worth more than Rs 11.02 crore and apprehended 105 people involved in the transportation of contraband,” The NFR statement said.
Smuggled goods such as ganja, brown sugar and various items of foreign origin were seized in several operations conducted during the period