One gold smuggler carrying 97 Gold bars weighing approximately 16.045 kgs worth Rs 4.8135 was caught by 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter IGAR (South). The gold smuggler was apprehended in Khudengthabi Check Post on Friday.
A joint team of Company Operating Base Khudengthabi and DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence), Imphal, stopped a Silver Coloured Maruti Van bearing Regd No MN01 AK 1912 for checking at Khudengthabi Check Post which was travelling from Moreh to Imphal, on an input from a source.
While frisking the passengers and carrying out thorough inspection of the vehicle, Gold bars were found hidden inside the cavity of vehicle chassis. Recovered gold bars along with the smuggler were handed over to DRI, Imphal.