SILCHAR, Dec 2 - The Border Security Force (BSF), the first line of defence of the country, celebrated its 55th Raising Day amidst reverence and resolve on Sunday.
The elite unit’s Mizoram and Cachar Frontier headquartered at Masimpur in Silchar vowed to safeguard territorial integrity of the motherland with its motto of ‘Jeewan Paryant Kartabya’.
In a release issued to the media, JC Nayak, the DIG of the Frontier said, “BSF has very effectively sealed the borders. Cattle smuggling has almost become zero. In 2018, as many as 480 cattle were seized whereas in 2019 it has come down to 148. All gaps have been effectively sealed. The Frontier has also contributed immensely in curbing drug smuggling across Barak Valley.” He was quick to add that 46 Indian miscreants were apprehended and five Bangladeshi miscreants were arrested in connection with the illegal cattle trade during last year.
Further, the DIG informed through the release that BSF troops have been able to seize 2,30,239 Yaba tablets worth Rs 11,51,19,500 till November 30 this year. Similarly, 215.2 gms of heroin, 514 kg cannabis, 1169 of foreign liquor bottles and many other contraband items have been seized, he added. “We are aiding police and other sister agencies to make the valley drug and smuggling free. Also, we are also carrying out a number of civic action programmes, the DIG added.