Troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) arrested one Bangladeshi national and seized Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) worth Rs 96,000 from his possession which was to be smuggled from Bangladesh to India.
“Courageous troops of Border Security Force heavily engaged in stopping of border crime besides guarding the front line of India. The troops of BSF once again displayed high degree of alertness and extra vigil on International Border,” a statement issued by the BSF said on Thursday.
Acting on specific tip off, BSF troops deployed on the border of Meghalaya on Wednesday nabbed one Bangladeshi national, Badal alias Ramjan (66) of Barik Tilla under Tahirpur police station of Sunamganj district of the country along with the fake Indian currency note.
A few days ago, the BSF troops also recovered arms and ammunitions in the same area.
In an another incident, the border guarding personnel deployed in West Jaiñtia Hills apprehended two Indian nationals along with one Bolero Pick-up loaded with dry pea worth more than Rs 8 lakhs.
All seized items along with the apprehended persons were handed over to Meghalaya Police for further legal action.
DIG and PRO of BSF Meghalaya Frontier, U K Nayal said the BSF troops deployed at the Bangladesh border performed their duties with full devotion to stop all illegal activities and trans border crimes.
“There are reports that fake Indian currency notes and cattle smuggling syndicate is again gearing up and trying to revive the supply of FICN/cattle for smuggling like pre-lockdown scenario,” he said.
He further stated that before the smuggling takes an alarming shape again, all stake holders should step forward, co-ordinate and launch special operation with BSF to stop the menace of trans-border smuggling.