Shillong, April 3: The BSF has busted a few fake currency racket cases originating in Bangladesh.
In one such case, the BSF troops deployed along the West Khasi Hills border yesterday intercepted a truck while it was returning to India from Bangladesh through the land customs station at Bagli after unloading coal.
The BSF, in a statement issued here said today that during the search Rs 1 lakh was recovered. The money was found concealed under the seat of the driver.
On scrutiny, fake currency notes valued at Rs 8,500 were found. The money was paid for the coal which was exported from India to Bangladesh, the BSF added.
The driver, E. Maris, is from Umiam near Umsning in Ri Bhoi district.
The apprehended persons and seized items have been handed over to departments concerned for further action, the BSF added.
In another incident, the BSF troops deployed in Jaintia Hills apprehended a man dealing in fake currency, Aziruddin, 30, from Jaintiapur in Sylhet district.
Fake currency notes valued at Rs 40,000 and a cell phone with a Bangladeshi SIM card were seized from him.