Troops of Assam Rifles on Thursday nabbed a 34-year-old man after foreign origin 10 gold biscuits suspected to be smuggled were recovered from the vehicle he was travelling along along NH-102 (Imphal-Moreh road).
The gold biscuits weighing 1.6kg would be worth over Rs 93 lakh in the international market, the Assam Rifles source said.
Troops of 20 Assam Rifles manning the permanent vehicle check post along the NH-102 at Khuthengthabi in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district intercepted the gold biscuits suspected to be smuggled from Myanmar during a check to the vehicle today, around 8.30 am. The accused, identified as Launjahao Vaihpei (34), a resident of Moreh ward no. 9, was proceeding toward Imphal from the border town Moreh in an Eco Van (MN01AS-3626) alone. The accused along with the recovered items was handed over to Customs Preventive Forces, Moreh for further necessary legal action, the source added.
This was the second incident of seizure of smuggled gold biscuits reported in the border town in recent memory. On February 25, troops of Assam Rifles arrested an individual after 40 smuggled gold biscuits worth Rs 3.75 crore in the international market were recovered during a raid at his house in the town bordering Myanmar.