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Customs officials have seized 39 brass idols being smuggled to India from Nepal in the border town of Raxaul in East Champaran district. Customs Inspector Abhisek Kamal today said the 39 idols, mostly of Lord Buddha and some of Lord Hanuman and Goddess Durga, after intercepting a car late last evening. The idols were valued at Rs 3.54 lakh. The car has also been seized but its driver and the other occupant were let off after questioning, Kamal said. As per rules, no arrests can be made if the value of the idols was less than Rs 25 lakh.
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