Assam Rifles seized areca nuts of worth Rs 16 crore

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Assam Rifles seized areca nuts of worth Rs 16 crore

Kohima: In a major breakthrough, the Assam Rifles have said they have seized 120 tonnes of areca/betel nuts worth Rs 14.32 crore in the local market.

The Assam Rifles operation was launched on Monday on National Highway 29 in Kohima, Nagaland, police said.
The Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) was set up by the Assam Rifles personnel after receiving intelligence about the smuggling of Areca/betel nuts from Manipur to Nagaland.
As the trap was already laid, a surprise check was conducted on National Highway 29 near Jakhma and the Assam Rifles found four pick-ups and five trucks carrying 120 tonnes of areca/betel nuts without proper documents.

Subsequently, the individuals and vehicles along with the areca/betel nuts were confiscated and handed over to the nearest police station.

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