AR seizes illegally transported pinewood


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 28, 2019: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized nine trucks of pinewood being illegally transported from Phungyar and Nungshang in Ukhrul District to Imphal on December 22.

Based on reliable input received, a team of Assam Rifles established a vehicle check post at Finch Corner, Shakpao in Ukhrul district and seized nine trucks carrying huge quantity of Pinewood logs worth Rs 10 Lakh without a permit for the same. The smuggled pinewood was obtained from Phungyar and Nungshang and was being illegally transported to Imphal, said Assam Rifles in a statement released on Saturday.

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The drivers of nine vehicles along with illegal consignment have been handed over to forest beat office at Finch Corner.

The seizure came after Assam Rifles had seized five trucks of Khangrawood on Monday in Ukhrul.


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