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SHILLONG, Jan 22: Five gold biscuits worth Rs 30 lakh were seized in Ri Bhoi district.

During a naka checking at Umsning junction as part of enforcing the model code of conduct (MCC), one silver grey Alto 800 vxi (AS 01DT 6749) was checked and 5 nos of suspected gold biscuits were recovered from the possession of one person, namely, sahidul Islam, CEO FR Kharkongor said.

The seized items were weighed by Binsing Kharphuli of B Kharphuli jewellers, in the presence of the magistrate (Assistant Returning Officer- Elections) and independent witnesses. The total weight of the seized gold is 570gms worth Rs. 30 Lakhs.

On completion of weight and measurement, the seized items were packed and sealed in the presence of the ARO, videographed and Addl SP, Ri bhoi and witnesses and kept in PS Malkhana for safe custody for further necessary action by the Office of DEO, Ri Bhoi District, he said.

Last night, raids were conducted by Ri Bhoi District Police at Nongpoh, Wahlakhar, Rajabagan, Mawhati, Byrnihat, Kyrdeng, Umiam Pilangkata, Patharkhmah and Baridua areas and seized IMFL 9.915 ltrs and country made illicit liquor of 81.5 ltrs.

South West Khasi Hills District police also seized 105 Lts of illicit liquor on Sunday at Gomaghat.

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