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Manipur: Gold bars worth Rs 4.5 cr seized in Imphal

In a remarkable success, the Customs department in Manipur has seized gold bars worth around Rs 4.5 crores were seized from Imphal. Assistant Commissioner of Custom Imphal Division, HL Singate

In a remarkable success, the Customs department in Manipur has seized gold bars worth around Rs 4.5 crores were seized from Imphal.

Assistant Commissioner of Custom Imphal Division, HL Singate informed that the seizure was made based on specific information regarding some individuals coming towards Imphal with smuggled gold from the border town of Moreh.

Upon receiving the inputs, sleuths of the Customs division were deployed at Thannapokpi in Chandel.

The team managed to intercept two people on a Moped (a small single-seater vehicle with foot pedals like a bicycle and a small gasoline engine) without proper documents. Due to their suspicious behavior, the two were brought to Head Office Custom Division Imphal for further search and interrogation.

On searching the vehicle, 50 gold biscuits weighing 166 gm each, were found concealed in the inner chamber of the Moped.

The two accused were identified as S Hemchandra from Thoubal district and Charanga Phumtil from Chandel district.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered and the smugglers will be produced in front of the Chief Judicial Magistrate.

It is also to be mentioned that earlier on Sunday, Custom Division Imphal seized 10.79 kilograms of gold worth above Rs 5.7 from Imphal Airport.

First Published: 26th April, 2022 13:58 IST

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