Assam Rifles foils cross border smuggling of contrabands in Kamjong District on 2nd Feb 2024.
In response to credible intelligence indicating the unlawful transportation of Areca nuts in the regions of General Area Shankalok and Jungle track connecting Phaikoh and Grihang vill, a search operation was launched. This operation successfully intercepted a total of Nine indian Trucks that were involved in the illegal transportation of Areca nut, lacking the necessary valid documentation. The intercepted goods were evidently intended for unauthorized distribution within the black market.
Upon thorough inspection, the search operation resulted in a significant seizure, encompassing 1220 bags of Areca/ Betel Nuts, weighing approximately 96.66 tons and valued at Rs. 11.5992 Crore. These confiscated goods were handed over to the Forest Beat Officer of Kamjong District. This successful operation not only curtailed illegal activities but also underscored the commitment to upholding legal and ethical standards in the region.