Assam BSF seized smuggled goods worth Rs 20.70 crores in 2020
Border Security Force (BSF) Guwahati Frontier in their annual press meet stated that they seized a total of Rs 20.70 crores (approx.) consisting of cattle, Phensedyl, yaba tablets, sukhi tablets, ganja, opium, and other contraband items in just one year.
Between January 1 and December 31, the BSF seized 22,321 cattle, 29,688 bottles of Phensedyl, about 3,256 kgs of ganja and 68,684 Yaba tablets.
The annual press briefing also talked about the various initiatives, achievements and noteworthy campaigns launched last year.
Additionally, two anti-human trafficking units were established under the Guwahati Frontier. “Relations between the two Border Guard Forces of India and Bangladesh are cordial and both of them are putting in their best efforts to promote bilateral relations. This mutual understanding and cooperation between BSF and BGB has helped in resolving many border issues on the border besides maintaining peace and tranquillity. As a gesture of goodwill and on humanitarian grounds, a total of 12 Bangladeshi nationals crossed border inadvertently were handed over to the Border Guard Bangladesh,” added the press release.
Recently, a Director General-level Border Coordination Conference was held in December 2020 in Guwahati to discuss matters related to border management and mutual interests and better Co-ordination and synergy between two border guarding forces.
Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the BSF conducted various awareness programs and distributed food, ration items and essential commodities, sanitiser, masks and also arranged ATM facilities to the border population during lockdown.