Imphal: Assam Rifles troops in a coordinated operation intercepted a large convoy of vehicles carrying smuggled foreign origin textile and consumer goods near Moreh on Wednesday.
At around 11 AM, 15 vehicles moving on NH 102 were intercepted and on checking large quantity of Chinese textile goods such as fabrics, jeans, dresses, blankets and consumer goods such as footwear were found sans any supporting legal documents.
The smuggled goods were estimated to be worth Rs 75 lakhs.
The 26 individuals transporting the illegal goods and the vehicles along with the recovered items were handed over to Moreh Police for further legal action, the Assam Rifles said.
These goods were being smuggled through porous Indo Myanmar border without paying any customs duty thereby causing a loss to the Government exchequer.