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A view of the seized timber and the apprehended individuals. Image credit - Twitter@Official_dgar

Assam Rifles troops deployed in Nagaland have foiled a timber smuggling bid in the Dimapur district of the state.

The Assam Rifles on its Twitter handle said the timber smuggling bid was foiled during an operation carried out on the basis of intelligence input on Sunday.

The personnel of the oldest paramilitary force also apprehended a total of 5 individuals in connection with the case.

They seized illegal timber of 4000 Cuft worth Rs 60 lakhs from Jharnapani village in Nagaland’s Dimapur district, Assam Rifles said in the tweet.

The timber logs were being carried in two trucks.

The loaded trucks were seized and the five individuals were nabbed after suspected timber smugglers failed to produce any relevant documents.

“Assam Rifles based on an intelligence input, on 22 Aug, apprehended five individuals and foiled smuggling of 4000 Cu ft timber worth Rs 60 Lakhs from Jharnapani Village, Dimapur District, Nagaland,” Assam Rifles tweeted.

Assam Rifles, which continues its fight against anti-insurgency and other illegal activities, recently apprehended an illegal arms dealer in the Mokochung district of Nagaland.

The illegal arms dealer was nabbed during a joint operation with Nagaland Police.

The operation was carried out on August 18, 2021.

The joint team was able to recover a total of eight .22 mm rifles, one 12 bore gun, three air guns and 74 rounds off assorted ammunition, the Assam Rifles earlier tweeted.

“AssamRifles in a joint operation on 18 Aug, apprehended an illegal arms dealer at LongsaVill, Mokokchung, Nagaland. Recovery includes eight Pt 22 mm rifles, one 12 bore gun,three air guns &74 rounds off assorted ammunition,” Assam Rifles tweeted.

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