With the easing of lockdown, the state of Meghalaya witnessed a sharp increase in cattle smuggling through the porous Bangladesh border which is reflected in the seizures made by alert Border Security Force (BSF) troops during past few days despite harsh weather condition and the crisis of COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, during an operation to check cattle smuggling the vigilant BSF troops deployed at BOP Muktapur in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya seized 118 cattle worth more than Rs 17 lakh. These cattle were stocked in hinterland inside the dense forest, kept these ready to be smuggled to Bangladesh.
He also said that the cattle smuggling can’t be stopped unless the joint operation of BSF and police is carried out in-depth area and frisking of trucks heading towards border area by police or other agencies on the national highway.
Reference: India Blooms
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