Bangladeshi smuggler trying to infiltrate caught at border

Shillong, Nov 21 (PTI) A Bangladeshi smuggler was caught while trying to infiltrate into the country through the bordering Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, BSF officials said here today. Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troops, deployed at Hangaria border outpost in Jaintia Hills district, yesterday apprehended the smuggler. Some Bangladeshi currency and a mobile phone was also seized from him, they said. The smuggler has been identified as Abdul Majid who hails from Goianghat area in Sylhet District of Bangladesh, the officials said, adding that he has been handed over to local police station for legal action. In another incident, BSF troops, deployed in East Khasi Hills District, yesterday seized cattle worth rupees 4,40,000 while they were being smuggled out to Bangladesh. The smugglers, however, managed to escape taking advantage of darkness and rugged terrain. Seized cattle have been handed over to the custom department for further action, the officials said.