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BSF Ghy Frontier nabs 212 smugglers in 11 months

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JALUKBARI, Nov 30 - Troops of BSF�s Guwahati Frontier apprehended 212 smugglers, including 185 Indians and 27 Bangladeshi nationals, between December 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019.

It was informed by Piyush Mordia, IG, BSF Guwahati Frontier.

Addressing a press conference today ahead of the 54th Raising Day of the border guarding force tomorrow, Mordia further said that during the said period cattle heads, Phensedyl cough syrup, Yaba and Sukhi tablets, ganja, opium, etc., worth around Rs 13 crore were seized by the personnel of Guwahati Frontier.

The Raising Day will be celebrated at the Frontier Headquarters at Patgaon here.

�An elite force of the country raised with the strength of 25,000 personnel, the BSF is today more than 2,60,000-strong force, making it the largest border guarding force in the world with 192 battalions (including 3 disaster management battalions),� the IG said.

�These units are aptly supported by robust training institutions, an elaborated medical set-up, an artillery regiment, air and water wings, camel contingent and dog squads,� he said.

Mordia informed that the BSF, Guwahati Frontier since its inception, has been assigned to guard the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and Assam covering 509-km international border.

To secure the assigned international border with Bangladesh, 11 BSF battalions are deployed under three sectors, including a water wing.

He said the porosity of the border is being exploited by trans-border criminals and anti-social elements to commit crimes like infiltration, exfiltration, smuggling, etc.

�We are well prepared to stop such activities and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is extending support to us in this regard,� he said.

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BSF Ghy Frontier nabs 212 smugglers in 11 months

JALUKBARI, Nov 30 - Troops of BSF�s Guwahati Frontier apprehended 212 smugglers, including 185 Indians and 27 Bangladeshi nationals, between December 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019.

It was informed by Piyush Mordia, IG, BSF Guwahati Frontier.

Addressing a press conference today ahead of the 54th Raising Day of the border guarding force tomorrow, Mordia further said that during the said period cattle heads, Phensedyl cough syrup, Yaba and Sukhi tablets, ganja, opium, etc., worth around Rs 13 crore were seized by the personnel of Guwahati Frontier.

The Raising Day will be celebrated at the Frontier Headquarters at Patgaon here.

�An elite force of the country raised with the strength of 25,000 personnel, the BSF is today more than 2,60,000-strong force, making it the largest border guarding force in the world with 192 battalions (including 3 disaster management battalions),� the IG said.

�These units are aptly supported by robust training institutions, an elaborated medical set-up, an artillery regiment, air and water wings, camel contingent and dog squads,� he said.

Mordia informed that the BSF, Guwahati Frontier since its inception, has been assigned to guard the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and Assam covering 509-km international border.

To secure the assigned international border with Bangladesh, 11 BSF battalions are deployed under three sectors, including a water wing.

He said the porosity of the border is being exploited by trans-border criminals and anti-social elements to commit crimes like infiltration, exfiltration, smuggling, etc.

�We are well prepared to stop such activities and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is extending support to us in this regard,� he said.

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