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Cattle smuggling on rise along Indo-Bangladesh border, three smugglers held with 44 cattle heads Cattle smuggling
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Cattle smuggling on rise along Indo-Bangladesh border, three smugglers held with 44 cattle heads

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Aug 2020, 01:01 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: Cattle smuggling is rising in Assam’s South Salmara distict along Indo-Bangladesh border amid COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Border Security Force (BSF) and district police have beefed up tight security along the international border and riverine areas.

But, cattle smuggling is continued and the smugglers are using the riverrine areas of Brahmaputra river to transport cattle to Bangladesh.

Recently, the South Salmara Mankachar district police had seized at least 44 cattle heads from several boats while smugglers were trying to transport it to Bangladesh through the Brahmaputra river.

Police had also arrested three cattle smugglers.

According to the reports, following a tip-off, a police team of South Salmara Mankachar district had launched operation at Baladoba Launchghat area on Friday night and seized 44 cattle heads from several boats while the smugglers were trying to transport the cattle to Bangladesh

Police had arrested three cattle smugglers and they were identified as Majibur Rahman, Habil Uddin and Arshad Ali.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)