Three Bangladeshi smugglers were apprehended by Border Security Force (BSF) along Meghalaya-Bangladesh border on Saturday, officials said on Sunday.
“On specific input, BSF troops of BOP Gasuapara ex-132 Bn deployed in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya apprehended three Bangladeshi smugglers near BP No-1124/5-S, while they were trying to infiltrate into India from Bangladesh,” a BSF official said.
The nabbed smugglers were identified as Panpush Pattang (aged 21 years), s/o Sonart Nakrat, Jusia Maraking (aged 22 years), s/o Upal Deo and James Chirang, (aged 18 years), s/o Binar Chandra Orang all r/o vill- Rangrapara, po/ps- Haluagahat, Distt- Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
BSF troops recovered Rs. 27,000 and two mobile phone along with one Indian and one Bangladeshi SIM from their possession.
During preliminary interrogation it was revealed that the Panpush Pattang, one of the smugglers is a liquor smuggler and was infiltrating into India to smuggle the liquor.
In another incident, BSF troops of BOP Baldamgiri ex-23 Bn deployed in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya apprehended one Indian FICN racketeer namely Ibrahim of Assam’s Udalguri district near BP No-1071/1-S, while he was trying to infiltrate into India from Bangladesh.
BSF troops recovered FICN face value Rs 5,500 (Denomination 3x 1000 & 5 x 500) from his possession.
The seized FICN was being smuggled from Bangladesh and is meant for circulation in the Indian market. BSF is keeping a strict vigil/surveillance and having effective intelligence network along the India-Bangladesh border to nab the FICN racketeers.