Shillong: Over 60 cattle have been seized along the international border in East and West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, Border Security Force officials said today.
Most of the cattle were being brought clandestinely to the border area through the forest by miscreants when BSF intercepted them, the BSF said. One truck loaded with cattle was also confiscated by BSF near the Umkiang area, although the driver and one of his accomplices managed to abscond from the spot, they further said.
During the first half of the year, BSF Meghalaya confiscated more than 2000 cattle from the international border.
“Owing to drastic climatic conditions BSF has enhanced alertness on the international border to maintain national security as well as to prevent all kinds of trans-border crimes and illegal activities,” the BSF officials added.