Assam Police seized 14 contraband gold bars weighing 2.3 kg, two arrested

Assam Police seized 14 contraband gold bars weighing 2.3 kg, two arrested

BOKAJAN: In a significant crackdown on smuggling of contraband gold, Assam Police seized 14 gold bars valued at Rs 1 crore and arrested two individuals at a checkpoint over NH 36 alongside the inter-state Assam-Nagaland border in Karbi Anglong on Saturday.

Appearing on particular inputs, a crew of Karbi Anglong police led by SDPO John Das, arrange a naka verify over NH 36 at Lahorijan after studying {that a} consignment of smuggled gold was being carried by a bus from Manipur. “We intercepted a Guwahati certain bus and on frisking the passengers, our police crew recovered 14 gold bars hidden meticulously contained in the sneakers of two passenger touring within the automobile,” John Das, APS, SDPO Bokajan knowledgeable.

The arrested individuals have been recognized as 24-year outdated Md Mohim and 41-year outdated Md Masharudin, each hailing from the Thoubal district of Manipur. In the meantime, an investigation into the matter has been initiated by the Karbi Anglong police.

Smuggling of contraband gold and medicines from Myanmar by way of Manipur have at all times remained excessive via this a part of the freeway. Earlier, the Karbi Anglong police had seized 49 gold bars valued at Rs 4 crore from a SUV automobile and arrested two Manipur residents in December, 2021. Once more in January this yr, the Karbi Anglong police recovered three gold bars valued at Rs 20 lakh from the possession of a pair touring in a bus from Manipur. In November, 2019, the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) sleuths arrested two youths from Manipur following an enormous haul of over 100 gold bars weighing 18.5 kilograms at Manja in Karbi Anglong.

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