Smuggled gold worth Rs 1.8 crore seized at the border

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 18, 2018: Tengnoupal battalion of 26  HQ Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended one gold smuggler and recovered 36 Gold bars weighing approximately 5.982 kg worth Rs1.8 Crore at  Permanent Vehicle Check Post(PVCP), Khudengthabi, today.

The smuggler was identified as Md Abdul Rajak, 22, a resident of Moreh, Tengnoupal.

A release from the Assam Rifles said today at around 7 am based on specific input, a sliver colour Maruti Omini Van bearing registration number No MN06LA–6478 travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi by troops of Tengnoupal battalion. While frisking and carrying out thorough check of the driver and the vehicle, 36 gold bars suspected to be of foreign origin, were found hidden inside both the rear doors of the vehicle (eighteen gold bars in each door). During interrogation the driver revealed that he was given the gold bars by an unknown individual from Moreh and was promised that the same would be collected at Imphal by someone.

The recovered gold bars along with the apprehendee have been handed over to directorate of Revenue Intelligence.

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