Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 17, 2019: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) today recovered weapons of foreign origin from area near Khudengthabi in Indo-Maynamar border district Tengnoupal.
The seizure came after seizing a huge cache of contraband drug worth Rs 5.78 crores on January 13.
Assam Rifles is committed in ensuring that no weapon, contraband or illegal items enter into the state, a statement released by Assam Rifles said.
At around 3:30 pm while carrying out area domination around area Khudengthabi – Pillar track junction – Village Chalwa track, the team of Tengnoupal battalion spotted an individual carrying a bag of charcoal, who was climbing up towards the track. Upon seeing the security forces, the individual threw the charcoal bag and ran down towards the nallah. The entire area was sanitized and the party searched for the individual. However, he could not be located and had disappeared in the thick undergrowth of the nallah. On checking the charcoal bag a total of three weapons of foreign origin including two rifles and one pistol along with two magazines were found hidden inside the bag in disassembled condition.
The weapons were further handover to Manipur Police authorities for further investigation.
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