Timber smuggling foiled

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Imphal: Shangshak Battalion of Assam Rifles under aegis of HQ IGAR (South) foiled timber smuggling in General Area Finch Corner of Ukhrul district on Friday.

The Assam Rifles troops intercepted and recovered one loaded Tata truck along with two persons while smuggling illegal timber near Finch Corner village. The timber was evaluated to be worth of Rs 1.44  crores, the Assam Rifles said.

The timber alongwith apprehended smugglers and vehicle along with driver were handed over to Forest department, Kamjong for further legal action, it added.

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