The Border Security Force (BSF) in Meghalyaa apprehended three drug peddlers and seized 1728 banned Yaba tablets from their possession.
The operation took place in the area under Ranikor police station in South West Khasi Hills district.
A BSF statement today said the accused have been identified as Somison Sangma (25), Jenel D Sangma (23) and Gopal Barman (27), all residents of Nokrianala under Dangar police station in East Khasi Hills district.
The accused were travelling on two bikes and were heading towards the bordering area near Ranikor.
The seized Yaba tablets and arrested drug peddlers were handed over to PS Ranikor for further legal action, the BSF said.
In a separate operation, troops of 110 Bn BSF apprehended nine Indian smugglers along with consignment of fish being smuggled from Bangladesh to India. The apprehended smugglers and seized items have been handed over to customs office at Shella for further necessary action.
“These successful operations underscore the BSF’s unwavering commitment to curbing illegal activities and maintaining the security and integrity of the border. The BSF has heightened its vigil along the border to prevent any untoward incidents,” it said.