SHILLONG, July 02: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have recovered a gold biscuit worth over Rs. 3.5 lakhs from a place lying along the Indo-Bangla international border in East Khasi Hills (EKH) district.
The seizure was made after a packet fell on the ground while a suspected smuggler, who was illegally entering the Indian territory, was escaping back to Bangladesh on seeing the BSF party.
According to BSF officials, the smuggler tried to retrieve the packet but could not due to swift action by BSF troops.
On searching the area, the BSF personnel recovered a plastic packet containing one gold biscuit weighing 100 gms.
Two days ago, the BSF has also seized 2 gold biscuits from the same area.
Officials said that it seems that these gold biscuits are being smuggled from Bangladesh to Indian territory in lieu of cattle.
Meanwhile, the BSF has stepped up its special drive against the smugglers and intensified its operations on the Indo-Bangladesh Border to prevent nefarious design of trans-border criminal to maintain tranquillity in bordering areas of Meghalaya state.
The seized items have been handed over to concerned department for further legal action.