Shillong (Meghalaya) , Apr 19 : In its commitment towards making the International Border crime free, troops of 110 Bn BSF Meghalaya rescued 22 cattle from bordering area of East Khasi Hills which were meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh through International Border.
In the night intervening April 18th and 19th , the cattle were being brought towards the international boundary covertly along the banks of river Shella.
Acting on specific tip-off, BSF laid an ambush and seized all the cattle although the smugglers fled away from the spot.
The seized cattle were handed over to concerned police outpost for further disposal.
On the same day troops of 193 Bn BSF Meghalaya also foiled smuggling attempt by seizing 3380 nos of spectacles worth Rs 16 Lakh while being smuggled to Bangladesh.
The Border Security Force has identified vulnerable routes and patches used frequently by the smugglers and have deployed additional manpower and gadgets in the sensitive areas.