Drug worth over Rs 29 cr seized in border area

Drug worth over Rs 29 cr seized in border area

Agency News

Imphal, Oct 8 : Manipur Police and troops of Assam Rifles recovered drug worth about Rs 29.3 cr in two separate incidents on Saturday last.

Assam Rifles official today said in the first incident Contraband Drugs worth Rs 28 Cr near Moreh in Tengnoupal District.

Based on a specific input regarding likely presence of contraband items in a house in Phaicham Veng, Moreh, a team of Assam Rifles along with Moreh Police including women police, searched the house. The house belonged to a lady named Vahjahat Haokip.

A thorough search of the house led to the recovery of large qty of contraband items hidden inside wooden walls and ceiling of the house. These included WIY Tablets quantity 5,04,000 Nos (53.54 Kgs), Crystal Ice Myth 15.269 Kgs, Ketamine 2.206 Kgs, Phencydile 194 Bottle, Indian Currency Rs 74150 and Burmese 49000 Kyats. The approximate worth of recovered Contraband items is Rs 28 Crore. The recovered contraband items and the apprehended individual have been handed over to Moreh Police for further legal action. In another incident troops of Assam Rifles, recovered Brown Sugar worth Rs 1.23 Crore near Khudengthabi Check-Post in Tengnoupal.

Based on a specific intelligence regarding the transportation of contraband items through the forest to avoid Khudengthabi Check-Post, two suspected individuals were spotted by the team. On being challenged, both individuals ran into the forest. The search team then carried out a detailed search of the area and recovered one bag containing suspected Brown Sugar weighing approximately 618 grams.

The recovered items have been handed over to Police Station Moreh for further investigation. (UNI)