Exhibiting high degree of alertness, the troops of 4th Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) Meghalaya apprehended around 11 Indian nationals along with vehicles loaded with more than 11,000 Kg sugar meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh in the night hours of June 6, 2023.
BSF deployed in the area of Muktapur intercepted these vehicles when smuggling consignment was being carried from Amlarem to bordering area.
Apprehended persons could not produce any valid document and failed to produce any legitimate justification on being asked by BSF hence BSF confiscated all the vehicles and handed over them to Customs office Dawki for further necessary action.
Since October 2022, BSF Meghalaya seized more than three Lakh Kgs of sugar while being smuggled to Bangladesh through International border of Meghalaya.
Increased demand of Indian sugar and hike in price in Bangladesh are the reasons behind the increase in sugar smuggling.