Muktapur ( India Bangladesh border):The craze for Indian sarees in the Bangladesh has always led to a thriving saree smuggling racket along the India-Bangladesh International border . But of late the Border guards deployed along the border are foiling the attempts by these organised group of smugglers .
Recently , BSF seized two huge consignments of clothes while being smuggled into Bangladesh from India. The troops deployed at Muktapur along India Bangladesh border observed around 10 miscreants carrying huge packets on their heads and moving towards International border. The smugglers who were attempting to cross the packets to Bangladesh on seeing BSF troops gave a slip leaving behind the consignments .The troops recovered around 800 sarees worth more than Rs. 8 lacs. The sarees were being smuggled from the unfenced area along the border.
In another incident the BSF troops of BSF seized 340 Nos sarees worth more than Rs. 4 lacs. in Pyrdiwah along India Bangladesh border in Meghalaya. The Indian sarees are popular in Bangladesh markets and the smugglers get handsome returns The Smugglers on both the sides of the border remain in constant touch with each other and keep tracking the movements of the BSF border guards to get a chance to smuggle consignments to Bangladesh.