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Manipur: Smuggled timber worth over Rs. 1.32 crore seized; 8 nabbed

IMPHAL: The Assam Rifles seized several logs worth over Rs. 1.32 crore and apprehended 8 timber smugglers in Manipur on February 22.

On specific information regarding smuggling of timber across the Indo-Myanmar border into Chandel, a team seized 4 Shaktiman trucks along with timber worth Rs.1.32 crore and 8 smugglers were apprehended, officials said.

The smuggled timber along with smugglers and vehicles were handed over to respective DFOs in Chandel for further legal action.

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On the same day, Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended three smugglers along with three trucks loaded with 18 logs and 94 blocks of teak wood worth Rs.15 lakh in Thoubal, officials added.

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