Two Bangladeshi nationals were intercepted by the BSF in north Bengal in the past 24 hours for allegedly infiltrating India without papers on Saturday.

Sources said that the troops of 132 battalion of the BSF posted in Goalgach border outpost in North Dinajpur district apprehended Mohammad Mamun, a 27-year-old from Sylhet district of the neighbouring country, as he illegally crossed the border.

Inquiries revealed he had plans to visit Ajmer. He was later handed over to Chopra police station.

In another incident, the personnel of the 98th battalion of the force posted in Gandak order outpost in Cooch Behar district held Nusrat Marzia, a 20-year-old transgender from Bogra district of Bangladesh.

Marzia had boarded a bus that was coming from Dhaprahat to Changrabandha at Bangla More near 124 Lothamari village.

A cell phone and some Indian currency were found on Marzia who illegally entered India during the festive season. Later, Marzia was handed over to Mekhliganj police.

The BSF also conducted anti-smuggling drives in north Bengal and seized contraband items such as cattle and cough syrup, worth Rs 1.44 lakh.