Manipur: Gold worth Rs 6 crore seized in Chandel district
The seized gold bars

Imphal: The anti-smuggling unit of Imphal’s customs division seized 69 gold bars weighing 11.454 kg worth Rs 6 crore at Thamnapokpk in Chandel district on Tuesday, an official said.

The team carried out the vehicle checking at Thamnapokpk based on a tip-off and detained a Maruti Eeco van without any registration number plate at around 7:45 pm on Tuesday, the official said.

The team then seized the vehicle and upon thorough checking, 69 gold bars were found concealed inside the engine chamber of the four-wheeler, the official said.

The anti-smuggling unit has identified the driver of the vehicle as Wahidur Rahman of Lilong. Two other occupants of the vehicle, along with the driver, were also arrested, the official added.

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