Timber worth Rs 2.88 crore seized at Ukhrul

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Imphal: ​Shangshak Battalion of Assam Rifles under aegis of IGAR (South) foiled Timber Smuggling  near Ramva Village, Ukhrul district on Friday.

​The Assam Rifles troops intercepted two trucks loaded with illegal timber near Lambui Checkpost, Ukhrul. On enquiring, truck drivers could not produce legitimate documents of timber. The siezed timber is evaluated to be worth Rs 2.88 crore, the Assam Rifles said.

​The seized timber along with apprehended smugglers and vehicles were handed over to Forest department, Ukhrul for further legal action, it added.

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