Gold Biscuits worth 21 crore allegedly smuggled into Manipur from Myanmar
Intelligence officials of the Directorate of Revenue have confiscated more than 43 kg of gold biscuits, worth Rs 21 crores, from Imphal in Manipur after receiving intel on two persons who had travelled to the city in a car allegedly smuggling the gold through the Indo-Myanmar border.
The Manipur government had restricted the inter-district movement of vehicles after extending the ongoing curfew in seven districts till June 30. The car was intercepted after an 18 hour search even amidst the curfew.
"It took around 18 hours to get all the 260 foreign-made gold biscuits out from the cavities," officials said.
Meanwhile, gold smuggling continues unabated in the Manipur-Myanmar border, even during the lockdown.
Around 67 kg of gold, worth over Rs 33 crore, has been seized from the Guwahati zonal unit Myanmar sector within the past three months, of which 55 kg of gold has been seized in June alone.
(Edited by Marvin Kharsohnoh)
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