Cross border areca nuts, timber smuggling foiled

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Imphal: In two separate operations, Moreh and Tengnoupal battalions of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (S) foiled cross border smuggling of contrabands in Kulyang and Holenphai village, Tengnoupal District on Friday.

During border domination patrol, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted four vehicles carrying illegal areca nuts and timbers from across Indo- Myanmar border.

The recovered timbers and areca nuts were assessed to be of worth Rs 50.24 lakh and Rs 35.32 lakh respectively.

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The recovered items along with vehicles and drivers were handed over to forest department and Custom Preventive Force, Tengnoupal district for further legal action, the Assam Rifles said on Saturday.

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