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Illegal timber smuggling curbed

09th February 2018

Illegal timber smuggling curbed
Illegal timber smuggling curbed



In what could be termed as a major blow to the illegal timber smuggling business, troops of 26 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under IGAR (South) deployed in Thoubal caught a huge quantity of timber being illegally transported across Thoubal District.

Based on a specific input of a massive illegal timber transportation, the Assam Rifles personnel acted swiftly and halted a group 12 trucks moving along Thoubal - Hongbi Road. On inquiry, it was found that the timber was being transported without an official permit from the Forest Department. The information was shared with SP, Thoubal Police and DFO, Thoubal for taking note of the illegal consignment.

Illegal timber smuggling curbed
Illegal timber smuggling curbed



The 12 trucks carrying approximately 388 logs. The entire consignment was handed over by the Assam Rifles officials to the officials of the Divisional Forest Department, Thoubal.

As part of follow on operations, 40 logs of timber were further recovered from a dumping site near Malom. The illegal timber was dumped at the site for further transportation.

Total value of seized timber is assessed to be approximately 40 lakhs. The prompt action by Assam Rifles led to recovery of illegal timber and gave a further boost to environment preservation efforts of the State Forest Department.


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