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Meghalaya: Bid to smuggle sugar to Bangladesh foiled in East Jaintia Hills, one held

Meghalaya: Bid to smuggle sugar to Bangladesh foiled in East Jaintia Hills, one held

BSF troops have thwarted an attempt to smuggle sugar worth Rs 30 lakh to Bangladesh as they seized a sand-laden truck carrying the consignment in Meghalaya

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BSF troops have thwarted an attempt to smuggle sugar worth Rs 30 lakh to Bangladesh as they seized a sand-laden truck carrying the consignment in Meghalaya, an official of the border guard force said on Saturday. 

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Border Security Force personnel intercepted the truck carrying sacks of sugar, hidden in a layer of sand, in Sonapur area of East Jaintia Hills district on Friday, and the driver failed to produce valid documents supporting the export of the commodity, he said. 

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Preliminary investigation revealed that the consignment was to be smuggled to Bangladesh, the BSF official said. 

The vehicle was confiscated, he said, adding that a case was registered at Umkiang Police Station and the driver was arrested. 

The BSF is guarding the 443 km-long India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya.

Edited By: Atiqul Habib
Published On: Dec 02, 2023