Kohima: The security forces have recovered 4,000 cubic feet of smuggled Burmese teak from two trucks seized in Jharnapani, Dimapur in Nagaland.

According to the public relations officer (PRO) of the Inspector General of Police (North), the security forces also apprehended five individuals on Sunday based on specific inputs.

The two trucks carrying illegal Burmese teak and the arrested persons were handed over to the Range Forest Office (RFO) of Dimapur division in Dimapur District for further investigation.

Earlier in January this year, Assam Rifles troops seized smuggled Burmese teak worth over Rs 2 crore from nine trucks at a mobile vehicle check-post near Pherima in Dimapur district. Nineteen persons accompanying the trucks in which the teak was being transported were apprehended.

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