Border Security Force (BSF) troopers in a joint operation with Meghalaya police yesterday seized huge quantity of medicines, clothing and glass frames worth Rs 88 lakh which were meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh.
The seizures were made from the international border of South West Khasi Hills.
Acting on specific information, a BSF party of 193rd Battalion, along with personnel of Meghalaya police intercepted two Bolero pickups near the Gumaghat area.
These vehicles were loaded with a huge quantity of medicines, sarees, and glass frames intended for smuggling into Bangladesh.
The drivers of both vehicles were apprehended because they could not provide a valid justification or documents regarding the consignments they were carrying.
The apprehended persons, along with the seized items, have been handed over to the local police station for further legal action.
In another operation, acting on specific information, troops from the 43rd Battalion of BSF Meghalaya, in a joint operation with Meghalaya Police, seized 9,000 kilograms of dry betel nuts worth Rs 18 lakh.
These betel nuts were found stocked in an abandoned house near the Rongra bordering area of South Garo Hills.