The Tengnoupal Battalion of Assam Rifles on Monday apprehended one gold smuggler at PVCP, Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal District in Manipur.
The smuggler was carrying 20 gold bars weighing 3.316 kg and worth one crore rupees.
Based on specific inputs, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Imphal, stopped a Maruti Omni (Registration no: MN 01 AK 4870) travelling from Moreh to Imphal.
The gold bars were recovered from the fuel tank of the vehicle after a thorough inspection was conducted.
One Md Gayaauddin was apprehended for smuggling the gold. The recovered gold bars along with apprehendee was handed over to DRI, Imphal.