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GUWAHATI | FEB 21, 2020:
Assam forest officials have seized 12 trucks carrying around 120 tons of illegal 'Burmese supari' (betel nuts from Myanmar) from Dima Hasao district in the state's southern part, officials said on Thursday.
The market value of the betel nuts is estimated to be Rs 3.60 crore.
Acting on a tip off, the forest department personnel seized the trucks in the Harangajao and Jatinga area near Haflong with the help of local people on Wednesday.
According to the forest officials, the 'Burmese supari' is smuggled from Myanmar and then unlawfully transported to different parts of India and abroad.