BSF foils sugar smuggling into Bangladesh

SHILLONG, Apr 3 : In a joint operation, troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) along with the Meghalaya Police intercepted three vehicles loaded with a huge quantity of sugar meant for smuggling into Bangladesh and also apprehended three Indian nationals in South Garo Hills district on Tuesday.

“Based on specific information, BSF troops along with Meghalaya police planned a special operation and laid a mobile check post (MCP) near Gasuapara and intercepted three vehicles loaded with more than 70,000 kilograms of sugar,” a BSF official said on Wednesday.

Upon questioning, all the three drivers failed to produce valid documents about the consignment of sugar.

The seized items and apprehended persons were handed over to the Gasuapara Police Station for further legal action.

“In the first quarter of the current year, vigilant troops of BSF Meghalaya seized approximately 1188 tons of sugar, which was intended to be smuggled into Bangladesh through the International border of Meghalaya,” the BSF said. (UNI)