The Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) claimed to have apprehended an alleged gold smuggler and recovered 47 gold biscuits in Manipur.
The search operation was conducted at Khudengthabi check-post in Tengnoupal district in the State, according to a press release.
Khudengthabi check-post is located in the mid-way to Moreh, a border commercial town of Manipur which is about 100 km south of Imphal along the Indo-Myanmar international border.
“In the morning of October 1, based on a specific intelligence, a Silver colour van driven by Jamthoung Touthang, a resident of Moreh town was stopped at Khudengthabi Check-Post,” says PRO Assam Rifles (South) in a press release issued Thursday night.
“After a thorough search of the vehicle, 47 gold biscuits weighing 7.771 Kgs, worth approximately Rs 2.95 crores were recovered from his possession,”the release stated.
“These biscuits were hidden well concealed in the ceiling of the vehicle,” the statement further added.
The release did not mention the registration number of the silver colour van.
The apprehended person along with the recovered gold biscuits has been handed over to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Imphal for further investigation, it added.