Assam Rifles foils timber smuggling

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Imphal: ​Shangshak Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under aegis of IGAR (South) foiled an attempt of timber smuggling in Phalang-Shangshak on Tuesday.

​In a routine search operation, the troops recovered a large quantity of timber and apprehended three smugglers on NH 102 A road axis.

​Acting on specific information regarding smuggling of timber from Phalang to Imphal, an operation was launched to intercept the vehicle carrying illegal timber. At around 09:30 PM, the team intercepted one vehicle. On thorough checking illegal timber, worth Rs. 96 lakh was recovered, the Assam Rifles said.

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The timber along with smugglers and vehicle have been handed over to district forest officer, Ukhrul for further legal action, it added.

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