Guwahati: Over 300 kg of human hair worth Rs 30 lakh was seized in Meghalaya’s South West Khasi Hills district, the official said.
As per the official, the human hair was seized after they were ferried from Shillong to bordering Jamador village before being smuggled to Bangladesh through the riverine route along the South West Khasi Hills district.
Meanwhile, the official said that Bangladesh has emerged as a new transit corridor for human hair smuggling for further supply to China and Taiwan.
However, earlier Myanmar was used as a transit for the illegal trade of human hair, officials further added.
Human hair is utilized in making wigs as these have huge international demand.