Gold worth over over 47 lakh seized

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Imphal: Tengnoupal battalion under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross-border smuggling of gold at Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal District on Wednesday.

During routine checking at Permanent Vehicle Check Post, Khudengthabi, an EECO van was intercepted. On thorough checking of vehicle and the passengers, gold biscuits and ornaments worth Rs 47.65 lakh and Rs 2.80 lakh in cash were recovered.

The apprehended smugglers, gold items and cash have been handed over to Customs department at Moreh.

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