Assam Rifles foils cross border smuggling of contrabands in Kamjong District on 16 Jan 2024. Acting on credible intelligence regarding the illegal transportation of Areca nuts enroute connecting Village Shankalok & Border Village Aloyo a search operations was launched. The column intercepted 08x trucks (Kunda Gadi) illegally carrying Arecanuts without valid documents purportedly intended for unlawful distribution in the black market.
A total of 870 bags (approx weight 70 tons) of Areca/Beetel Nuts, valued at Rs. 8.40 Crore, was seized and subsequently handed over to Forest Beat Officer, Gomnam, Kamjong District.