Shillong,Jan 22: The BSF DIG Parveen Bakshi has said the BSF is committed to make the border safe and tranquil.
“Despite prevailing Covid situation and tough terrain, national security has never been compromised,” Bakshi told reporters on Saturday.
“Being contiguous to Bangladesh on eastern front, we are not to worry much about the direct security threat to our nation but illegal trade of commodities, livestock and illicit movement of persons and IIGs by ignoring International boundary are something we are tackling,” he said.
Over Rs 39 crore worth items seized
Bakshi said items worth Rs 39,47,29,120 have been seized from along the international border in 2021.
These include 3,267 cattle worth Rs 5,07,70,500, 1,053 phensedyl at Rs 1,87,401, 5,740 liquor bottles at Rs 9,03,879, 673708 dry pea at Rs 6,31,17,870 , 780 yaba tablets at Rs 3,50,000, Rs 9,37,966 indian currency, 14,39,471 Bangladesh taka and Rs 14,93,71,430 in terms of miscellaneous items.
Bakshi said 155 miscreants were apprehended while violating the sanctity of the international border comprising 89 Indians, 63 Bangladeshi, 2 Nigerians and 1 African.
Bakshi said after the BSF Meghalaya motivated and persuaded one of the active HNLC cadres Junel Tongper to surrender, such efforts will continue in future so that misguided youth could be brought to the mainstream.