Imphal, Dec 19,
Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended one gold smuggler and recovered 36 Gold bars weighing approximately 5.982 kg worth Rs 1.8 Crore at Permanent Vehicle Check Post(PVCP), Khudengthabi.
On 18 December 2018 at around 0700hr based on specific input, a Sliver Colour Maruti Omini Van Regd No MN06LA–6478 travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi by troops of Tengnoupal battalion. While frisking and carrying out thorough check of the driver and the vehicle, 36 Gold Bars suspected to be of foreign origin, were found hidden inside both the rear doors of the vehicle(eighteen gold bars in each door). During interrogation the driver revealed that he was given the said bars by an unknown individual from Moreh and was promised that the same would be collected at Imphal by someone. The contraband item was being smuggled by Mr Md Abdul Rajak, age 22 years, Moreh, Dist Tengnoupal. Recovered Gold Bars alongwith the apprehendee has been handed over to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence at 1030 hours on 18 December 2018.