Gold smuggler nabbed in Manipur

Imphal: The officers of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division, Imphal have recovered gold from a car at Singjamei, here on Friday.

The recovery was made when the anti-smuggling team, ‘acting on an information’, intercepted a Maruti car at Singjamei Parking Area, Imphal West.

“The officers, on thorough checking of the vehicle detected three oval shaped plastic packets concealed underneath the handbrake of the car,” said a press note released by the Imphal customs division on Saturday.

Examination of the packets revealed their contents to be yellow coloured paste suspected to contain gold of foreign origin, it added.

The recovered items, the vehicle and the driver were taken to Imphal Customs Division office for further procedures, it added.

Processing of the yellow paste resulted in recovery of 627.53 gm gold, estimated to be Rs 45,35,159 lakh as per market rate as on Friday.

A case has been booked under the Customs Act, 1962.

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