Smuggled Areca nuts seized in Thoubal

Smuggled Areca nuts seized in Thoubal

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized smuggled Areca Nuts valued at over Rs 1 crore from Sekmai area of Thoubal on Tuesday.

IGAR(S) informed in a press release that based on a specific input, the troops stopped three trucks suspected of carrying illegal items and accompanied by six persons, near Sekmai, Thoubal district. On detailed search of the trucks, 442 bags of Areca Nuts valued over Rupees 1,13,75,000/- (one crore thirteen lakhs seventy five thousands) were recovered, the IGAR(S) added.

The apprehended individuals along with the seized item have been handed over to Customs and Excise Department, Kakching District for further investigations.

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