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Around 600 rice bags stopped from being smuggled into Myanmar

Security personnel noticed DI vehicles along the Indian border smuggling government rice towards Myanmar side illegally through porous border in General area, Sunrise Ground on Tuesday..

ByMoreh Correspondent

Updated 24 Aug 2022, 5:07 pm

(Photo: IFP)
(Photo: IFP)

A team of security personnel of 5 Assam Rifles, Moreh on Tuesday foiled smuggling of around 600 bags of rice from Manipur which were being transported on four trucks towards Myanmar through a porous border in the general area, Sunrise Ground, sources said.

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The sources said that while carrying out ADP at around 7.15 am by 5 AR, suspected DI vehicles were observed along Indian border smuggling government rice towards Myanmar side illegally through porous border in General area, Sunrise Ground.

A team immediately reached the spot and interrogated about illegal transferring of rice bags, it stated.

It further stated that the drivers present on the spot could not respond properly. Observing suspicious activities and illegal transfer of government rice towards Myanmar territory through unauthorised areas, personnel, goods along with vehicles were detained and handed over to custom for further legal action and interrogation.

The detained persons have been identified as Md Liyakat, 32, son of Taher Ali, resident of Heibong Makhong Makha Leikai, Thoubal district; Leishungbam Kanhai, 49, son of Leishungbam Nija Singh, resident of Andro Khunou Leikai, Imphal East; Lourembam Sarat Meetei, 25, son of LourembamIngocha Meetei, a resident of Kharason Maning Leikai, Lamkong, Imphal East; LaishramLokeswor Singh, 45, son of Laishram Kulbidhu Singh, resident of KhasanjenbamMakha Leikai, Bishnupur district.

Approximately 600 rice bags (50 kg each bag) were found from the trucks bearing registration numbers MN 02G 3108, MN 04A 4063, MN 04C 0220, MN 03W 0164, it mentioned.

Personnel along with the vehicles and rice bags were handed over to Moreh Custom preventing force for further interrogation and necessary legal action, it added.  

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Moreh Correspondent

Moreh Correspondent

MOREH district, Manipur

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