Assam Rifles foils ‘major smuggling attempt’ in Manipur

Imphal: ​Assam Rifles on Saturday said it foiled a major cross border smuggling attempt on this day when around 52.1 tonnes of Areca Nuts valued at approximately Rs 6.25 crore loaded in 12 Shaktiman trucks were seized.

Twenty-four individuals, drivers and co-drivers were apprehended, in General Area Phaikoh of Kamjong district of Manipur, coming from International Border towards the Indian side.

The apprehended individuals along with the seized items and vehicles were handed over to Forest department, Kamjong for further legal proceedings, the Assam Rifles said.

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