Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 26, 2018: A team of the officers of Customs Preventive Force Moreh and Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division, Imphal on Monday effected seizure of 40 gold biscuits of foreign origin along the Indo-Myanar road in Thengnoupal district.
Assistant commissioner, customs division, Imphal, R.K. Darendrajit Sing on Tuesday said the gold biscuits which are of foreign origin were seized on Monday from one person identified as Md Askar, 40, son of Salamatulläh, Bengoon Mayai Leikai, Mayang Imphal, Imphal West.
He said acting on specific information the combined team acted along the national highway 102, Imphal-Moreh route at Khudengthabi. The gold biscuits weighing 6.64 Kgs (that would value around Rs 2,05,57,440) were found in specially built cavity of a Tata Tipper Truck that was travelling towards Imphal, he added.
Askar has been arrested in this connection and further investigation is going on, said the officer.
So far Customs Division, Imphal, has effected seizure of 27.5 Kgs of contraband gold in 20 cases total valued at Rs. 8.5 Crore since April. So far 20 persons had been arrested in connection with gold smuggling during the last two and half months.
Apart from this, during the last one week Anti Smuggling Unit, Customs Division,
Imphal, had effected seizure of contraband goods such as cigarettes, shoes, anti
mosquito coils (all of foreign origin) along with two trucks in two cases total valued at Rs. 1.5 crore. Two persons were also arrested in this connection, said the officer.