Monday 10 May 2021 ,
Monday 10 May 2021 ,
Latest News
  • Govt turns down family’s application to send Khaleda Zia abroad
  • Bangladesh reports 56 Covid-19 deaths, 1386 fresh cases
3 October, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Print

Vehicle scanners at land ports on cards

DEEPAK ACHARJEE
Vehicle scanners at land ports on cards

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is planning to instal Portable Vehicle Scanners (PVS) in different land ports to stop the smuggling of arms, ammunition and drugs from neighbouring countries. The BGB authorities have already sent a letter to the public security division of the home ministry, seeking permission to purchase four PVS to be installed in the land port areas, especially at Benapole and Sonamasjid, sources in the BGB and the public security division, have said.

The PVS would be purchased soon (before the national polls) after getting permission from the home ministry, the sources added. Talking to The Independent, a senior official of the public security division of the home ministry has said they are looking into the proposal made by the BGB recently.

“A PVS is obviously a very important device and it should be installed in land port areas to check smuggling of arms and drugs,” he said. When contacted, a director of the BGB told this correspondent on condition of anonymity that the PVS would be installed in land ports areas to search suspected vehicles like trucks and passenger buses within the shortest possible time in order to prevent smuggling of arms, ammunition and drugs from the neighbouring countries.

“After procuring the PVS, we’ve planned to install them at Benapole and Sunamashjid land ports,” he said. “We’ll install the PVS in all land port areas gradually to stop smuggling,” he added.

The BGB, in its proposal, has said that miscreants in the name of importing goods from the neighbouring countries have been smuggling arms, ammunition and various drugs and carrying them by trucks.

“The smuggling of arms, ammunition and drugs is likely to increase ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections, even though the border force and law enforcement agencies are keeping a strict vigil in border areas,” the proposal said.

“It's difficult at times to search the suspected good-laden trucks and passenger buses by the border force due to manpower shortage and considering the suffering such operations would cause to bus passengers,” according to the proposal. There are a total of 28 integrated check posts (ICPs) on the India-Bangladesh borders.

Comments

Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
01
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting