BGB-BSF meet discusses ways to check drug trafficking

RAJSHAHI: A Battalion Commander level flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India was held on Thursday discussing ways and means on how to stop drug trafficking especially phensidyle and illegal intrusion of people crossing the borderline, reports BSS.
The three-hour long meeting held at Khanpur border resort under Paba upazila of the district was attended by a 18-member BGB team headed by 37 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Col Shah Jahan Siraj and the 18-member Indian BSF team was headed by 130 BSF Battalion Commandant Shree Raj Kumar.
During the meeting, both sides agreed to solve the existing border problems between the two countries.
They also stressed the need for checking smuggling, women-children trafficking and illegal entering from both the countries. BGB officials here said on Friday that the meeting was held in a congenial atmosphere where bilateral issues of both the countries were discussed. Controlling of drug peddling and stoppage of killing at the border got top priorities at the discussion.
The discussion was held about stopping killing of Bangladeshi nationals at the border, stoppage of physical torture on Bangladeshis by BSF, checking of smuggling and drug trafficking, illegal trespassing and other bilateral border related issues in an amicable environment.
In the meeting, BSF and BGB have jointly agreed to stop smuggling at the frontier at all costs.
The meeting further decided that if any unwarranted problem evolves at the frontier, battalion commanders of both the countries will discuss the issue and solve that as soon as possible.
After the meeting, both the teams agreed to maintain co-operative atmosphere in the bordering areas between the two countries.