Imphal, March 12 : Security forces had recovered huge quantity of smuggled gold valued of Rs 4.81 crore at Moreh town in Manipur along with Indo-Myanmar border.
According to the reports, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Assam Rifles troops had jointly launched operation at Khudengthabi checking point near Moreh town on Saturday and seized gold biscuits weighing about16 kg valued of Rs 4.81 crore from a vehicle travelling from Moreh towards Imphal.
“The vehicle was stopped at the checking point and the gold recovered during search. The gold biscuits were found hidden inside a secret cavity of the vehicle chassis,” a top Assam Rifles official said.
Security personnel had also arrested a person who carried the gold biscuits.
The Assam Rifles official said that, the gold biscuits were smuggled from the neighbouring country Myanmar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur on March 15 to attend the first-anniversary celebration of BJP-led government in the state.
PM Modi will inaugurate the integrated check post (ICP) constructed at Moreh town.
Security has been beefed up in Manipur ahead of PM Modi visit to the state.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)