• Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES FOILS SMUGGLING OF ARECANUTS & TIMBER AT KAMJONG DISTRICT

In response to credible intelligence indicating the unlawful transportation of Arecanuts & Timber in the region of Kangpat Centre & Kangpat Khunou of Kamjong District, multiple search operations were launched. These operations successfully intercepted a total of One Hundred Thirty Nine Indian Trucks that were involved in the illegal transportation of Arecanuts & Timber.

The operations led to confiscation of substantial quantity of dumped Arecanuts & Timber also in the vicinity of above mentioned regions. The intercepted goods are suspected to be intended for unauthorized distribution in the black market.

Upon thorough inspection, the search operations resulted in significant seizures, encompassing 15230 bags of Arecanuts weighing a total of approximately 1321.62 Tons which is valued at Approx Rs. 159 Crore and 50,603 CFT of Timber worth Rs. 4.88 Crore respectively.

These confiscated goods were handed over to the Forest Beat Officer of Kamjong District. These successful operations curtailed wide scale illegal activities, underscoring the commitment and commendable results of Assam Rifles in upholding legal and ethical standards in the region.

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