97 gold bars seized
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 11, 2018: 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter IGAR (South) apprehended one gold smuggler carrying 97 Gold bars weighing approximately 16.045 kg worth Rs 4.8135 crore at Khudengthabi Check Post on Friday.
This was one major gold recovery from smugglers by the Assam Rifles.
A joint team of Company Operating Base Khudengthabi and DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence), Imphal, stopped a Silver Coloured Maruti Van bearing Registration number MN01 AK 1912 for checking at Khudengthabi Check Post which was travelling from Moreh to Imphal. While frisking the passengers and carrying out thorough inspection of the vehicle, Gold bars were found hidden inside the cavity of vehicle chassis. Recovered gold bars along with apprehendee were handed over to DRI, Imphal, said a press statement released by IGAR(S).
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