AR recovers illegal gold from smuggler

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IMPHAL, August 26: Based on specific intelligence regarding smuggling of illegal items, troops of the 24 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) established a vehicle check post at Sita road junction and apprehended a smuggler carrying illegal gold on August 25.

According to a press release of PRO IGAR (South), he was travelling in a Maruti Van and heading towards Imphal. During the frisking and checking of the individual, eight gold biscuits weighing approximately 1336 grams, worth Rs 39,97,317/- which were concealed in the water pump motor, one driving license, two SBI ATM cards, and an Amway Business owner card were recovered from his possession.

The apprehended along with the recovered items were handed over to the Customs Department, Moreh, it added.

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