Sandalwood seized from smuggler in Manipur’s Bishnupur

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Imphal: A team of Bishnupur district police commando seized around 160 kg of sandalwood for illegal transportation and detained one person on Thursday morning.

The commando team while performing normal duty at Ngangkha-Lawai near an oil pump along Tiddim road detained one A-Star car bearing registration number HR26AV-7357 for verification, a police report said.

Four packets containing sandalwood with total weight around 160 kg were detected in the car. The boxes were seized at the spot, it added.

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On verification the driver (owner) of the car named as Md Hussain Ahamad Choudhury, 31, son of Haji Tahamatullah Choudhury of Kwakta Bazaar along with the seizures have been handed over to District Forest Officer for taking further necessary action, it said.

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