• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES FOILS SMUGGLING OF ARECA / BEETEL NUTS (SUPARI) & TIMBER (TEAK WOOD)

Assam Rifles on 17 Janauary , acting on credible intelligence regarding the illegal transportation of Areca nuts in Shankalok, launched a search operation. The column intercepted two Trucks (Kunda Gadi) illegally carrying Arecanuts without valid documents, meant for unlawful distribution in the black market.

A total of 150 bags (approx weight 12 tons) of Areca/Beetel Nuts, valued at Rs. 1.44 Crore was seized and subsequently handed over to Forest Beat Officer, Kamjong District.

On 18 January 2024, Assam Rifles in Kamjong District acting on credible intelligence regarding the illegal transportation of Areca nuts and Timber (Teak wood) in Kampat Centre and Khampat Khunou village, launched a search operation. The column intercepted thirteen Indian Trucks illegally carrying Arecanuts and Timber without valid documents, meant for unlawful distribution in the black market.

A total of 684 bags (approx weight 54.72 tons) of Areca/Beetel Nuts and Timber, valued at Rs. 7.08 Crore was seized and subsequently handed over to Forest Beat Officer, Kamjong District.

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