Aizawl(Mizoram), Oct 20 : A joint operation conducted by Aizwal Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) in conjunction with Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Aizwal on October 18 at Sihphir, Aizwal led to recovery of 47 Gold Bars weighing about 7.482 Kg’s with an approximate market value of Rs 2,39,83,529, a Defence press release said.
The gold, which was hidden in the handle of a suitcase trolley, was recovered when two individuals travelling in a Tata Sumo were intercepted at a Mobile Vehicle Check Post established by the joint team.
The two arrested persons confessed that the gold was brought to Aizawl from Myanmar and was being taken to Assam.
The apprehended individuals along with recovered gold have been handed over by Assam Rifles to DRI, Aizwal.
As part of relentless drive against smuggling of gold, weapons, drugs and contraband, Security Forces has achieved multiple success in close cooperation with police, NGO’s and other government agencies, added the press statement .