IMPHAL, June 14 - In two separate operations, officials of the anti-smuggling unit of the Customs Division, Imphal, arrested two persons and recovered 13 gold biscuits of ‘foreign origin’ worth Rs 67 lakh, a customs official said today.
In a joint operation conducted along the porous Indo-Myanmar border near the Sunrise Club in Moreh town, personnel of the anti-smuggling unit of the Customs Division, Imphal, and Central paramilitary forces arrested one Amina Banu (50), a resident of Moreh Ward No. 5, and seized 10 gold biscuits on Wednesday, Assistant Commissioner RK Darendrajit Singh of the Customs Division, Imphal, told reporters here. The gold biscuits of ‘foreign origin’ weighing around 1,660 grams are valued at Rs 51,75,880.
In the second operation, Customs officials stationed at Pallel town, about 50 km south of Imphal along the Imphal-Moreh route, recovered three gold biscuits weighing about 500 grams and valued at Rs 15,52,764 from an Imphal-bound Maruti van (on Wednesday.
One Md Sarif Khan (19) of Moreh Ward No. 5 was apprehended in this connection, Darendrajit Singh added.