Five gold biscuits worth over Rs 30 lakh were on Sunday seized in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya.
During a checking at Umsning junction as part of enforcing the election model code of conduct (MCC), one silver grey Alto 800 was checked and five suspected gold biscuits were recovered from the possession of one person namely Sahidul Islam, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Meghalaya FR Kharkongor said.
The seized items were weighed by Binsing Kharphuli of B Kharphuli jewellers, in the presence of the magistrate (Assistant Returning Officer- Elections) and independent witnesses. The total weight of the seized gold is 570 grams worth 30 lakh.
On completion of weight and measurement, the seized items were packed and sealed in the presence of the ARO, videographed and Additional SP, Ri Bhoi and witnesses and kept in Malkhana police station for safe custody for further necessary action by the office of DEO Ri Bhoi district, he said.
On Saturday night, vice raids were conducted by Ri Bhoi district Police at Nongpoh, Wahlakhar, Rajabagan, Mawhati, Byrnihat, Kyrdeng, Umiam Pilangkata, Patharkhmah and Baridua areas and seized IMFL 9.915 litres and country made illicit liquor of 81.5 litres.
South West Khasi Hills district police also seized 105 litres of illicit liquor at Golaghat on Sunday.