1600 areca nuts seized

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Imphal: ​Modi Battalion of Assam Rifles under the agies of IGAR (South) foiled cross border trafficking of areca nuts near Khubung Khullen village, Chandel district on Saturday.

During border domination patrol, troops of Assam Rifles observed huge quantity of bags stacked in a concealed location near Khubung Khullen village. On thorough search of the area, 1600 Kgs of banned areca nuts were recovered in 20 bags.

The recovered contrabands assessed to be of worth Rs 8.8 lakh, the Assam Rifles said on Saturday.

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The recovered contraband items were later handed over to Custom Preventive Force, Pallel for further legal action, it added.

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