Shillong: The Border Security Force (BSF) in Meghalaya has seized 300 kilos of human hair worth Rs. 30 lakh meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh, an official said on Saturday.
A BSF official said the human hair was transported from Meghalaya’s state capital Shillong to Jamador village and were further being smuggled to Bangladesh from riverine area South West Khasi Hills district on Friday.
“Bangladesh has emerged as a new transit hub for human hairs smuggling for further shipping to China and Taiwan,” a BSF statement said, adding that earlier Myanmar was used as a transit
“These human hairs are used in making wigs which have huge international demand and the BSF were able to seized 225 kg from the international border of Bangladesh last year,” the statement