GUWAHATI: Assam Rifles on October 18 seized 47 gold bars weighing about 7.482 Kgs with an approximate market value of Rs 2,39,83,529, stated a release. Two persons were arrested in this connection.
The joint operation was conducted by the Aizawl Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) in coordination with the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Aizawl on October 18 at Sihphir, Aizwal.
The gold, which was hidden in the handle of a suitcase trolley, was recovered when two individuals travelling in a Tata Sumo were intercepted at a Mobile Vehicle Check Post established by the joint team. As per the initial inquiry, the apprehended persons revealed that the gold was brought to Aizawl from Tiddim, Myanmar and was being taken to Guwahati.
The apprehended individuals along with recovered gold have been handed over by Assam Rifles to DRI, Aizawl. As part of relentless drive against smuggling of gold, weapons, drugs and contraband, Assam Rifles has achieved multiple success in close cooperation with police, NGO’s and other government agencies.