Desk: 4 trucks loaded with timbers had been seized by the Assam Rifles on Saturday. The timbers were reportedly illegally carried from Joupi to Imphal in Manipur.
As per statement issued from the Assam Rifles, the district forest department in Chandel was immediately informed about the seized goods. In addition to this the timbers were handed over to the District Forest Officer (DFO), Imphal.
Meanwhile, Manipur has been witnessing large scale illegal timber business for years.