IMPHAL: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered Betel Nuts, WIN Cigarettes and other illegally transported Commercial Goods worth Rupees 14 Lakhs on 14 August 2020.
Based on a specific input about movement of some illegal items in the area of Thoubal, a Mobile Vehicle Check Post along Thoubal – Hongbi road was established, IGAR(S) said in a press release.
The team intercepted two white color Maruti Gypsy suspicious of carrying illegal items. On detail search of the vehicles, 14000 packets of WIN Cigarettes, 100 Kgs of Betel Nuts and other items including five boxes of Mosquito Repellent and four boxes of Tinned-Fish were apprehended with the two individuals carrying the consignment. The apprehended individuals have been identified as Mr Rishikanta and Mr Chalamba from Khurai, Imphal.
The apprehenders along with the seized items were handed over to Customs and Excise Department, Pallel for further legal action.