Assam Rifles foils cross border gold smuggling worth over Rs 4 crore

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Imphal: ​Tengnoupal Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling of gold near Tengnoupal on June 5.

Assam Rifles troops, ​based on intelligence, launched an operation and intercepted a foreign origin two wheeler (Kenbo bike) traversing through a jungle trail. ​On being challenged to stop, the two riders abandoned the two wheeler and tried to escape. The troops chased the suspects and apprehended one of them, the Assam Rifles said.

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On checking 8.79 ks of gold worth Rs 4.30 crore was recovered from the smuggler.

​The apprehended smuggler along with the seized gold was handed over to Tengnoupal Police station for further legal action

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