Imphal (Manipur) : The Assam Rifles stationed along Imphal-Moreh section of Trans-Asia Highway seized 3.33 kg smuggled gold bars worthRs 94 lakh seized in two separate incidents.
According of official sources, the troops posted in Khudengthabi along NH-102 (Trans-Asia Highway no. 1) detected ten gold biscuits weighting 1.666 kg worth around Rs 47 lakh in the international market as part of their routine check .
The gold biscuits were hidden around “ankle knee brace” on both hands of the driver .
In a seperate incident the troopers also detected ten more gold biscuits from another driver .
The seized gold biscuits of 1.666 Kg and worth around 47 lakhs are believed to be coming from the same gang of smugglers.
The gold bars have been handed over to custom officials .
Customs official said that seizure of gold biscuit allegedly smuggled from neighbouring country Myanmar, particularly through Moreh has been a regular events in the last few months.