IMPHAL, June 14 - In two separate operations, officials of the anti-smuggling unit of the Customs Division, Imphal, arrested two persons and recovered 13 gold biscuits of �foreign origin� worth Rs 67 lakh, a customs official said today.
In a joint operation conducted along the porous Indo-Myanmar border near the Sunrise Club in Moreh town, personnel of the anti-smuggling unit of the Customs Division, Imphal, and Central paramilitary forces arrested one Amina Banu (50), a resident of Moreh Ward No. 5, and seized 10 gold biscuits on Wednesday, Assistant Commissioner RK Darendrajit Singh of the Customs Division, Imphal, told reporters here. The gold biscuits of �foreign origin� weighing around 1,660 grams are valued at Rs 51,75,880.
In the second operation, Customs officials stationed at Pallel town, about 50 km south of Imphal along the Imphal-Moreh route, recovered three gold biscuits weighing about 500 grams and valued at Rs 15,52,764 from an Imphal-bound Maruti van (on Wednesday.
One Md Sarif Khan (19) of Moreh Ward No. 5 was apprehended in this connection, Darendrajit Singh added.