Assam Rifles recovers gold biscuits worth over Rs 1 crore in Manipur
TENGNOUPAL: Assam Rifles have foiled cross-border smuggling of gold biscuits at the Permanent Vehicle Check Post in Khudengthabi, Manipur, an official statement said on Friday. The incident took place on March 30 when the Tengnoupal Battalion of Assam Rifles, under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South), based on specific input, recovered 10 suspected gold biscuits from a commuter travelling on a two-wheeler at the permanent vehicle check post, Khudengthabi. According to the statement, the gold biscuits were concealed in the commuter's shoes. The individual was travelling from Moreh to Imphal. The recovered gold biscuits weighed approximately 1,660 grams and were assessed to be worth Rs 1.01 crore.
The seized gold biscuits, along with the apprehended individual, were handed over to the customs department in Moreh for further investigation. Earlier, the Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), foiled cross-border smuggling of narcotics at Haolenphai village near Border Pillar 76 in Manipur's Moreh, the official said on Sunday. The official further said that based on specific input, the Moreh Battalion Assam Rifles on March 24 launched surveillance and a mobile vehicle check post in the general area of Haolenphai village near border pillar 76, Moreh.
"The team observed a suspicious Kenbo bike coming from the Myanmar side towards Indian Territory, along with black-coloured polythene. On noticing security forces' presence, Kenbo bike riders immediately turned back the bike with the intention to run away," he added. (ANI)