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In June and July, the BSF apprehended 104 people allegedly involved in smuggling cases along the border in Bengal’s Murshidabad district.(PTI)

Jobless migrant workers in Bengal become cross-border smugglers

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 06:45 PM IST
Jobless migrant workers who returned from other states are being lured to smuggling and trafficking with the promise of easy money.
The red kangaroo rescued by forest officials in Assam on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
The red kangaroo rescued by forest officials in Assam on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

Assam forest officials seize kangaroo, exotic wildlife from smugglers near Mizoram border

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:00 PM IST
A red kangaroo from Australia, six hyacinth macaws, two capuchin monkeys from South America, three Aldabra giant tortoises, were found packed in plastic and cartons in a truck.
The image shows the rare pangolin rescued from the smuggler.(ANI)
The image shows the rare pangolin rescued from the smuggler.(ANI)

Rare pangolin rescued from smuggler, accused arrested

Gariyaband, Chhattisgarh | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 01:14 PM IST
The smuggler waiting for customers to sell a rare species of Pangolin near Kulhadighat village located in Mainpur Tehsil.
HT Image
HT Image

Convicted smuggler, aide held with 4kg heroin in Ferozepur

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:07 PM IST
The counter-intelligence wing of the police intercepted the Swift car of the accused at a special check-point near Khai Pheme Kee village
More than 250 cows, which were among those rescued by the Border Security Force (BSF) from being smuggled to Bangladesh earlier, have been stolen from a cow shelter in Tripura’s Sepahijala district in the last six months.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
More than 250 cows, which were among those rescued by the Border Security Force (BSF) from being smuggled to Bangladesh earlier, have been stolen from a cow shelter in Tripura’s Sepahijala district in the last six months.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Rescued from smugglers, over 250 cows stolen from Tripura’s cow shelter in 6 months

Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 07:52 AM IST
Officials of the Delhi-based Dhyan Foundation that looks after the cow shelter in Debipur village, 22km from state capital Agartala, lodged a complaint of the theft at the Madhupur police station. The cow shelter has 596 cows at present.
The gesture did not spare the smugglers and they were later arrested (representational image).(Unsplash)
The gesture did not spare the smugglers and they were later arrested (representational image).(Unsplash)

Cops rescued from sea by smugglers they were chasing

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 01:26 PM IST
The unexpected rescue happened after a police vessel began pursuing a speedboat with suspects on board.
A team of BSF personnel deployed in the area for border security intercepted the smugglers on Sunday evening and stopped them.(PTI PHOTO.)
A team of BSF personnel deployed in the area for border security intercepted the smugglers on Sunday evening and stopped them.(PTI PHOTO.)

Three BSF personnel injured in clash with smugglers in Tripura

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:02 PM IST
The smugglers were reportedly trying to throw packets of contraband items over the Indo-Bangladesh international border at Rayermura village.
Harveer, aged 46, is a native of Aligarh district in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo ( Representational image))
Harveer, aged 46, is a native of Aligarh district in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo ( Representational image))

Smuggler with Rs 50,000 reward on head nabbed by Delhi police

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 07:00 PM IST
The accused, identified as Harveer was absconding for a long time and the police had declared a Rs 50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Police and forest officials with the rescued parakeets and the arrested bus driver and conductor in Ayodhya.(HT Photo)
Police and forest officials with the rescued parakeets and the arrested bus driver and conductor in Ayodhya.(HT Photo)

778 parakeets rescued from smugglers in Lucknow, Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 12:56 PM IST
The forest department and special task force (STF) rescued 778 parakeets from smugglers in two separate operations conducted in Ayodhya and Lucknow on Wednesday.
These turtles were not collected by the smugglers in a day, but over weeks or months, and were kept in poor conditions, said those taking care of them at Kukrail.(Sourced)
These turtles were not collected by the smugglers in a day, but over weeks or months, and were kept in poor conditions, said those taking care of them at Kukrail.(Sourced)

Crackdown on smugglers: Dehydration, injuries kill 146 of 1,583 rescued turtles in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2018 03:31 PM IST
As many as 146 out of the 1,583 turtles rescued from smugglers in Banthra on November 16 have died due to dehydration and injuries.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Jalandhar railway station a safe haven for smugglers

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Mahal
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 10:09 AM IST
As per the department data, a fine of Rs 67.26 lakh was collected for tax evasion through railway transportation in last one year.
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)

Maha to collate data on smugglers, wild animals to curb illicit trade

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Agencies handling cases related to wildlife crimes have been directed to submit details to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
Border Patrol agents patrolling Monday along the river near Brownsville saw three people trying to enter the U.S. illegally. An agency statement says the trio abandoned a bag and returned to Mexico.(AFP Representative Photo)
Border Patrol agents patrolling Monday along the river near Brownsville saw three people trying to enter the U.S. illegally. An agency statement says the trio abandoned a bag and returned to Mexico.(AFP Representative Photo)

Smugglers abandon tiger cub in bag along Texas border

Associated Press, Brownsville | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:24 AM IST
US Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday said the male tiger, believed to be three or four months old, has been placed at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville
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