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8 kg of gold biscuits seized in Mizoram

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, May 10 - Customs officials have seized 52 gold biscuits valued at Rs 2.69 crore from Mizoram and arrested two Myanmar nationals in this connection, a senior Customs official said.

Superintendent of the Anti-Smuggling Unit of Aizawl Customs Division, LH Haokip said, acting on a tip-off, the Customs officials intercepted a car at Seling Customs checkgate on Tuesday and seized the gold bars, weighing eight kg, from the possession of the two persons.

The Seling Customs checkgate is located 40 km from the State capital.

The two persons were identified as David Muangpi (23) and Somkhankap (19) � residents of Sanmeuh Kawlpi and Tahan areas of Myanmar respectively. They were arrested and produced before a local court here yesterday, Haokip said.

Customs officials said that gold smuggling from Myanmar, using Mizoram as a conduit, is on the rise in the State since 2015.

Mizoram police had on Monday seized gold bars worth over Rs 3 crore from Champhai district and arrested one person in this connection. � PTI

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8 kg of gold biscuits seized in Mizoram

AIZAWL, May 10 - Customs officials have seized 52 gold biscuits valued at Rs 2.69 crore from Mizoram and arrested two Myanmar nationals in this connection, a senior Customs official said.

Superintendent of the Anti-Smuggling Unit of Aizawl Customs Division, LH Haokip said, acting on a tip-off, the Customs officials intercepted a car at Seling Customs checkgate on Tuesday and seized the gold bars, weighing eight kg, from the possession of the two persons.

The Seling Customs checkgate is located 40 km from the State capital.

The two persons were identified as David Muangpi (23) and Somkhankap (19) � residents of Sanmeuh Kawlpi and Tahan areas of Myanmar respectively. They were arrested and produced before a local court here yesterday, Haokip said.

Customs officials said that gold smuggling from Myanmar, using Mizoram as a conduit, is on the rise in the State since 2015.

Mizoram police had on Monday seized gold bars worth over Rs 3 crore from Champhai district and arrested one person in this connection. � PTI

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