Smuggling hit

A senior Bhutan official has said the smuggling of animals parts and timber to his country through the Bengal border came down because of exchange of information.

By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar
  • Published 20.10.17
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Alipurduar: A senior Bhutan official has said the smuggling of animals parts and timber to his country through the Bengal border came down because of exchange of information.

"The number of illegal activities along the border have come down because of exchange of information between the higher officials of Bhutan and Bengal. I have instructed all officials in the border areas to keep vigil on entry and exit gates. Even if we post security personnel along the border, stray incidents will take place," said Dasho Tashi Penjor, the director (law and order), ministry of home and culture of Bhutan government.

He was replying when The Telegraph asked him about the smuggling of animal parts and timber smuggling through the Jaigaon border.

Penjor inaugurated a Kali Puja by Tarun Dal club in Jaigaon on Wednesday evening. He said a high level meet between Bhutan officials and district magistrates and superintendent of police of Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Kalimpong would take place at Thimphu on October 24 and 25.