Assam Rifles seized areca nuts worth ₹ 26.4 lakh in Manipur



The Assam Rifles team, on January 23, intercepted two trucks and seized 4400 kg of smuggled betel nuts near Kaesong area.

According to reports, the seized contraband items were being carried in 55 bags weighing nearly 80 kg each.

The assessed cost of the seized contraband item is estimated at ₹ 26.4 lakh.

The smugglers have been identified as Riyasat and Mushtaq from Yaripok Village of Thoubal District, and they have been handed over to the Kasom Khullen Police Station for further investigation.

(Edited by Shankar Turha)