Rs 6.4 crore Areca nuts smuggling foiled in Manipur

Imphal: Assam Rifles foiled a major cross border smuggling attempt on Wednesday when 601 bags of Areca Nuts valued at Rs 6.444 crores loaded in thirteen Shaktiman trucks were seized.

Twenty-three individuals who were drivers and co-drivers were apprehended, in general area Phaikoh of Kamjong district, 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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