Shillong, June 17: The BSF Meghalaya seized contraband items worth Rs 39 lakh on Wednesday.
The troops of 30 bn BSF launched a search operation in the border area of BOP Lyngkhat, East Khasi Hills district and foiled the attempt of smugglers by confiscating 160 mobile phones worth Rs 25 lakh which were hidden in the bushes by the smugglers for further transportation to Bangladesh.
In a similar incident, the BSF troops of 43 Bn BSF, confiscated contraband items including clothes and cosmetics worth more than Rs 14 lakh in South Garo Hills district while being smuggled to Bangladesh. All the seized items were handed over to Customs office, Baghmara.
Help during Covid
Amid heightened corona situation in East Jaintia Hills, the BSF said it is in constant touch with remote bordering villages of Meghalaya to provide help.
Apart from regular counseling on corona protocol and spreading awareness about Covid-19, 97 BN BSF under the guidance of FTR HQ BSF Meghalaya is regularly organising civic action programme to support needy villagers in remote border areas.
On June 16, one such programme was organised by 97 BN BSF with the help of Brahman Samaj, Marwari Community, Shillong, at Umkiang and Sonapur in the presence of Hardeep Singh, IG, FTR HQ, BSF Meghalaya under the supervision of HS Rawat, Commandant, 97 Bn BSF, where ration and other essential items were distributed to support the needy and destitute villagers of Baskona, Hangria, Lailong, Harai and Laijuri in East Jaintia Hills district.
The headmen and secretaries of the villages collected ration and other essential items to further distribute them to the needy villagers.
The IG BSF expressed his solidarity with villagers in fight against Covid-19.