An attempt to smuggle rice meant for public distribution to Bangladesh through the riverways, was foiled by Police.
Three smugglers are arrested by Barpeta Police in this case.
It may be mentioned here that the black market of white rice still running in various parts of Assam including Barpera.
Rice smugglers are still active in the district & trying new ways to smuggle rice.
Police seized a boat full of Rice allotted under PDS. The smugglers were trying smuggle the rice to Bangladesh.
The boat was carrying 400 bags of rice.
Police have arrested three persons and are continuing their interrogation.