Personnel of the BSF Meghalaya Frontier seized 53 pieces of Rs 2,000 fake Indian currency notes worth Rs 1,06,000 and apprehended a Garo Bangladeshi.
A statement issued by a public relation officer of the BSF Meghalaya Frontier said on October 15, information was received regarding smuggling of fake Indian currency notes through the international border with Bangladesh in East Khasi Hills district.
Acting on the information, the 11th battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) laid special ambush along the international border on the most probable routes in the jungle and riverine areas.
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As part of the operation, the BSF personnel were able to apprehend a Bangladeshi national identified as 68-year-old Bhola Sangma from a place, about 200 metres from the international border with Bangladesh.
The nabbed Bangladeshi national is a resident of Anandopur village in Sunamganj district of the neighbouring country.
During the search, the BSF personnel recovered 53 pieces of Rs 2,000 fake Indian currency notes having a face value of Rs 1,06,000.
The fake Indian currency notes were wrapped in a polythene bag and concealed in his innerwear.
The Bangladeshi national was also in possession of a mobile phone with 2 Bangladeshi SIM cards.
He revealed that the fake Indian currency notes were handed over to him by one Insan Ali, a resident of Monia Gaon village in the Sunamganj district and the same were to be delivered to an Indian national.
“It is likely that more names will come up who involved in this racket,” the BSF statement said.