In an India-Bangladesh District Magistrate-Deputy Commissioner level meeting held in Agartala on Monday, the two nations jointly decided to curb drugs smuggling, human trafficking and other cross-border crimes.
Interacting with media later, North Tripura District Magistrate CK Jamatia, who led the Indian delegation, said, “The District Magistrates-Deputy Commissioners of the six bordering districts of India and Bangladesh unanimously have decided to take joint action to curb drug menace, human trafficking, terror activities, infiltration and illegal cross border movement.”
“Other issues including border fencing, maintenance of border pillars, joint patrolling of the Border Security Force and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and setting up of more border haats were also discussed in the meeting,” Jamatia further informed.
Later, interacting with the media Deputy Commissioner of Bangladesh’s Moulvibazar district Mohammad Tofael Islam, who led his country’s 22-member delegation, said, “With the next three to four months, two more ‘border haats’ would be set up along the India-Bangladesh borders.”
It may be mentioned here that ‘yaba tablets’- a powerful stimulant- smuggled from Myanmar were being often seized both in India and Bangladesh.