Customs seizes 10 gold bars in southern Assam

Silchar (Assam), Oct 30 (IANS) Customs sleuths seized ten gold bars worth Rs.30 lakh from two residents of Manipur while they were trying to smuggle the precious yellow metal from Bangladesh, official said here on Friday.

“Our officials acting on a tip off, arrested two Manipur bound people, including a woman, at Silchar in Cachar district (in southern Assam) on Thursday night. Ten gold bars weighing 1.166 kg were confiscated from them,” said a customs official.

The two – Thoibi Devi Singh and Ibobi Singh – confessed that they smuggled the gold bars from neighbouring Bangladesh.

According to the official, the value of the gold bars in the market is over Rs.30 lakh.

Southern Assam, adjoining Tripura, shares 263 km unfenced border with Bangladesh.

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