Question : SMUGGLING AT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS



(a) whether there are reports of smuggling of fake currency, drugs and weapons etc. from across the border in the country;

(b) if so, the details of such cases reported and persons arrested along with the items seized during each of the last three years and the current year, border-wise;

(c) the details of the action taken thereon; and

(d) the steps taken by the Government to check smuggling at the borders?

Answer given by the minister


MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI MULLAPPALLY RAMACHANDRAN)

(a) & (b) Border-wise details of cases of smuggling of fake currency, drugs and weapons along the international borders of the country during the last three years and the current year and the number of persons arrested along with the items seized, are as under:-


Indo-Bangladesh Border
Year		Arms		Fake Indian	Narcotics	Persons Arrested & 
		(In Nos.)	Currency Notes	(In Kg)		item description
				(In Rs.)
2010		70		3226900		9292		40(Arms), 55(FICN), 
								111(Narcotics)
2011		45		4486300		8598		29(Arms), 55(FICN),
								56(Narcotics)
2012		38		6609900		3161		29(Arms), 88(FICN),
								73(Narcotics)
2013(Till Feb)	08		1271500		728		6(Arms), 6(FICN), 
								1 (Narcotics)

Indo-Pakistan Border
Year		Arms		Fake Indian	Narcotics 	Persons Arrested& 
		(In Nos.)	Currency Notes	(In Kg)		item description
				(In Rs.)	
2010		17		13783500	146		3(Arms), 1(FICN),
								1(Narcotics)
2011		15		4445500		75		3(Arms), 3(FICN),
								7(Narcotics)
2012		23		6041500		321		1(Arms), 2(FICN),
								15(Narcotics)
2013		01		2136500		40		1(Arms),
(Till Feb)	
								1 (Narcotics)

Indo-Myanmar Border
Year		Arms		Fake Indian	Narcotics	Persons Arrested & 
		(In Nos.)	Currency Notes	(In Kg)		item description
				(In Rs.)	
2010		190		11900		25352.61	63(Arms), 2(FICN),
								71(Narcotics)
2011		140		7000		11137.42	413(Arms), 3(FICN),
								54(Narcotics)
2012		213		158000		5575.68		163(Arms), 5(FICN),
								51(Narcotics)
2013		88		13200		328.68		29(Arms), 4(FICN),
(Till Feb)	
								9(Narcotics)

Indo-Nepal Border
Year		Arms		Fake Indian	Narcotics	Persons Arrested & 
		(In Nos.)	Currency Notes	(Rs. In Cr)	item description
				(In Rs.)	
2010		25		592000		63.2		20(Arms), 11(FICN),
								165(Narcotics)
2011		06		74000		46.84		3(Arms), 1(FICN),
								162(Narcotics)
2012		17		149000		27.74		14(Arms), 5(FICN),
								118(Narcotics)
2013		06		5000		13.44		1(Arms), 1(FICN),
(Till Feb)	
								34(Narcotics)

Indo-Bhutan Border
Year		Arms		Fake Indian	Narcotics	Persons Arrested & 
		(In Nos.)	Currency Notes	(Rs. In Cr)	item description
				(In Rs.)	
2010		11		6000		0.87		4(Arms), 1(FICN),
								6(Narcotics)
2011		10		313000		0.25		8(Arms), 3(FICN),
								9(Narcotics)
2012		08		Nil		0.30		1(Arms), 3(Narcotics)
2013		08		Nil		0.015		3(Arms)
(Till Feb)	

Indo-China Border
Year		Arms		Fake Indian	Narcotics	Persons Arrested & 
		(In Nos.)	Currency Notes	(Rs. In Cr)	item description
				(In Rs.)
2010		Nil		Nil		Nil		Nil
2011		Nil		Nil		Nil		Nil
2012		Nil		Nil		Nil		Nil
2013		Nil		Nil		Nil		Nil
(Till Feb)	

(c) The seized Items are handed over to the Custom/Narcotics Control Bureau/ Police and arrested persons are handed over to State Police for further action.

(d) The Government has adopted a multi-pronged approach for effective domination and to check smuggling activities along international borders of the country. The steps taken in this regard inter-alia includes:

# Effective domination of the border by carrying out round the clock surveillance of the borders by patrolling nakas (border ambushes) and by deploying observation posts all along the International Border. The Riverine segments of International Border are being patrolled and dominated with the help of water crafts/speed boats/floating Border Out Posts (BOPs) of BSF water wings.

# Construction of fencing, patrol roads, floodlighting systems and additional Border Out Posts.

# Induction of Hi-Tech surveillance equipments. The constant efforts are being made to procure the latest surveillance equipments fully equipped with day and night vision devices for further enhancing the border domination.

# Up-gradation of intelligence network and co-ordination with sister agencies, conduct of special operations along the border.