Assam Rifles held drug smuggler with drugs worth Rs. 1. 70 crores
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2018: 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended one drug smuggler carrying Heroin and WIY tabs worth Rs1.70 Crores at Khudengthabi.
On Monday a Silver colour Maruti Eeco Van travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at Khudengthabi. While frisking and carrying out thorough check of the vehicle and driver, a total of 230 grams of Heroin and 11000 numbers of WIY tablets worth Rs 1.70 crores were found hidden inside the tool kit bag of the driver of the Van. During interrogation, the driver, age 55 years, resident of district Tengnoupal, revealed that he was carrying the contraband items to Churachandpur and he was promised a sum of Rs 15,000 on delivery at Churachandpur. The apprehendee along with recovered items was handed over to Moreh Police station for further investigation. Since Jan 2018 Assam Rifles has seized contraband drugs worth Rs 43 crores along National Highway 102, said a statement released by IGAR (South).
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