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Timber smuggling

Shillong, July 27: BSF troops have come across the smuggling of timber from Meghalaya’s Garo hills to neighbouring Bangladesh via waterways.

Recently, troops deployed in South Garo Hills seized 437.73 cubic feet of sal wood worth over Rs 13 lakh along the international border while it was being smuggled from Baghmara to Bangladesh, a BSF official said today. “The rivers flowing towards Bangladesh are used to smuggle forest wood. The timber, in the form of logs, is dropped in the rivers with identification marks, and is collected in Bangladesh,” the official added.

In the past few months, BSF troops have seized 2,189.71 cubic feet of timber worth over Rs 31.54 lakh along the international border. The estimated cost of the wood in the international market is more than Rs 1 crore, the official said.

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