1.5 kg of Red Spinel & 120 pieces of Blue Sapphire seized

Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 22, 2018: 12 Assam Rifles orbated under of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended two peddlers carrying approximately 1.5 kgs of Red Spinel and 120 pieces (approximately 100 gms) of Blue Sapphire at PVCP, Khudengthabi yesterday.

Yesterday at around 10 am, a suspicious Blue Colour Maruti Van MN04A 9154 travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi. On checking the vehicle, Red Spinel and Blue Sapphire were recovered from two peddlers, tied up around their waist in a cloth. The two peddlers were Mohon Bhandari, age 30 years, son of Bishnu Bhandari Rao, resident of Moreh Ward No 6, PO-Moreh and District-Tengnoupal, Manipur and A Raju, age 55 years, son of Annamalai, resident of Moreh Ward No 2, PO-Moreh and District-Tengnoupal, Manipur. The recovered items alongwith apprehended persons have been handed over to Custom Preventive Force, Moreh said a statement by IGAR (S).

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