Cattle smuggling has links with drug trafficking in Meghalaya, claims BSF

Saturday, 21 Nov, 12.19 pm

The Border Security Force (BSF) in Meghalaya has claimed that a study on cattle smuggling revealed a link with drug smuggling in the state.

The money generated through smuggling is used for funding insurgent groups active in the state.

"Cattle smuggling in the state has re-surfaced and is increasing in East Khasi Hills, West Jaintia Hills and East Jaintia Hills districts, which share their borders with Bangladesh," said an official statement issued by BSF, Meghalaya Frontier.

The BSF has formed special teams to carry out intelligence-based operations in these areas to prevent such illegal activity," the statement said.