Imphal, June 9: Security forces had seized a large number of gold biscuits and opium seeds worth Rs 51.80 crore in Manipur.
Assam Rifles Tengnoupal Battalion under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling of gold near Tengnoupal.
Based on intelligence, Assam Rifles troops launched an operation and intercepted a foreign origin two-wheeler (Kenbo bike) traversing through a jungle trail.
On being challenged to stop, the two riders abandoned two-wheelers and tried to escape.
The troops chased the suspects and apprehended one of them. On checking 8.79 kg of gold worth Rs 4.30 crore was seized from the smuggler in Manipur.
The apprehended smuggler along with the seized gold was handed over to Tengnoupal Police Station for further legal action.
On the other hand, Assam Rifles troops under the aegis of IGAR (South) busted a major narcotics trafficking racket in Tengnoupal, Manipur on Tuesday.
Based on intelligence inputs, troops of Assam Rifles and Territorial Army launched an operation near the Indo-Myanmar border to intercept a consignment of drugs being brought from across.
The troops intercepted two modified Shaktiman vehicles plying in the area and recovered nearly 8000 kg of opium seeds worth over Rs 47.50 crore.
Two smugglers driving the vehicles were apprehended and betel nuts worth Rs 7.20 lakh was also seized from the trucks.
The smugglers and the contraband items were handed over to the Police authorities for further legal action.