The Border Security Force (BSF) arrested ten Bangladeshi individuals on Saturday, including five children and four women, for attempting to enter the India-Bangladesh international border without proper documentation.
The seized people are from Bangladesh’s Jessore and Narail districts, according to BSF authorities. They also said that, When they were attempting to cross the border illegally, a special patrolling unit from Border Out Post Mahendra of the 08 BN BSF captured the nationals hiding in a banana orchard in the border area.
They were apprehended by BSF forces from the 192 Battalion, under the Guwahati frontier, which is responsible for guarding the India-Bangladesh and India-Pakistan borders.
Smuggling of cattle, drugs, guns, fraudulent Indian currency notes and human trafficking are all prohibited at the Guwahati border.
25 kg of cannabis seized by BSF on Friday
A smuggling attempt was prevented by the BSF on Friday at the Border Outpost (BOP) Satbhandari on the Guwahati Frontier.
BSF personnel launched a special operation based on particular information and captured 25 kilograms of cannabis being transported from India to Bangladesh.
According to an official release, the BSF has directed all of its patrolling units and BOPs to be especially cautious and vigilant on the India-Bangladesh border, despite the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, since many criminals will be attempting to smuggle drugs, gold, guns, and cattle across the border.
BSF arrested more Bangladeshis
BSF personnel recently apprehended five additional Bangladeshi individuals who were attempting to unlawfully cross the international border. They were apprehended in various areas along West Bengal’s South Bengal Frontier.
Three of the five Bangladeshi nationals detained by the BSF were women, according to the BSF. They were all promised jobs in India by illegal brokers in exchange for a big sum of money to help them illegally cross the international border.
The India-Bangladesh International border
Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer international border, the world’s fifth-longest land border, with 263 kilometers in Assam, 856 kilometers in Tripura, 318 kilometers in Mizoram, 443 kilometers in Meghalaya, and 2,217 kilometers in West Bengal.