Imphal, Jan 7: Assam Rifles troopers posted along the Imphal-Moreh road seized around Rs. 96 Lakhs worth Gold biscuits from two persons in two consecutive days.
A report from the Assam Rifles said that the troop of 12 AR remain vigilant after receiving specific information about the smuggling of gold biscuits along the route. Yesterday at around 7 pm, 10 gold biscuits hidden around ankle Knee brace at both hands of a van driver identified as Aslam Shah (22 years) son of Najer Ahmed of Lilong Arapti while checking him at Khudengthabi Motor Vehicle Check post.
The driver reported driving a Maruti van alone. The ten gold biscuits seized was weighed around 1.666 Kg. which is worth around 47 lakhs in local market.
Today too another 10 numbers of gold biscuits was seized from a Maruti van driver identified as Md. Yashir (15 years) son of Md. Ziyauudin of Lillong Khunou village at Tengnoupal Check post by 12 AR troopers . The registration number of the Maruti van is AS 19- 3364. The ten gold biscuits seized also weigh around 1.666 Kg. which is worth around 47 lakhs in local market.
Both the individuals smuggling the gold biscuits were team, which reveals that someone high profile persons are using them for transportation of the gold biscuits.
There is no report of any breakthrough on who is the king pin of the gold smuggling business.
Mention may be made that several gold biscuits smuggled along the route has been arrested by custom and police department. 8 persons were also arrested while trying to smuggle gold biscuits from Imphal airport.
So far police could not find the king pin of the gold smugglers.
Source with the Imphal Times said that some high profile individuals who can influence the government may be behind the game of smuggling the gold from Myanmar side as the money involved in such smuggling could not be bore by a simple common man.
- Published in News