Spectacles, new target of smugglers

Shillong, Dec 15: Spectacles have become the new target of the smugglers in the international border.

According to a BSF statement, on December 14,  acting on a specific tip-off, the troops of  193 Bn BSF Meghalaya executed a special operation in the bordering area of East Khasi Hills district and seized huge quantities of spectacles worth more than Rs 50 lakh. These spectacles were intended for smuggling into Bangladesh.


During the operation, the BSF troops observed an overloaded vehicle discreetly parked in a narrow lane/track leading towards the International border. Upon inspection, the vehicle was found to be loaded with suspected smuggling items, specifically spectacles. The driver and co-driver of the vehicle were apprehended as they failed to provide satisfactory answers and were unable to produce any valid documents regarding the consignment of spectacles.

Both the apprehended individuals and the seized items were handed over to the Dangar police station for further legal action.

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