Gold smuggler nabbed with gold worth Rs 1.33 crore

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

During routine checking at Permanent Vehicle Check Post, Khudengthabi, a suspicious individual traveling on a two-wheeler was stopped, the Assam Riflessaidon Thursday.

On thorough checking of the two-wheeler, 16 concealed gold biscuits weighing 2.66 kg were recovered. The gold biscuits seized were assessed to be worth Rs 1.33 crore, it added.

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The apprehended smuggler and contraband were handed over to Customs department at Moreh, it said.

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